Using the Flicker socks as a carrot worked so well last time, I’m bringing the reward system back. For every paper I grade (there are 80 of them now, and 80 more coming next week) I get to work one round on this sock.**
This is the first pair of socks I’ve made from my own design. I hereby dub them The Marigold Socks, inspired by (duh) the color and shape of marigolds. (In other colors, they could just as easily be the Chrysanthemum, Pansy, or Dogwood socks.)
This is how they looked last night, during a grading session at the coffee shop:
The yarn is Fleece Artist merino sock in Saffron. While I’m not wild about how thin it is (see: Megan’s issues with Lorna’s Laces), the color is so fabulous that I’m willing to overlook the lack of body and sproing.