See these socks? They caught my eye too, after a Knitter's Review member posted and boasted about them. So I lied, I'm not doing the Twisted Flower socks yet, for I was seduced by these socks of seduction. You can get the pattern here. I had actually started the 2x2 ribbing for the TF socks; instead of frogging and starting again, I increased from the 48 sts I used for ribbing (I'm using this lovely DK-weight King Cole washable merino in Larkspur, so was adjusting pattern to my gauge) to the 56 needed for the pattern, did 2 repeats of the cuff pattern, then started the leg pattern. And was so seduced by it that I'm nearly ready to start the heel flap. Goes to show that the best-laid plans of knitting can also go awry.
You might be wondering, as my DH did aloud last night, why am I knitting wool socks in the spring? Well, for starters, I'm picking lacy patterns (Pretty Comfy Socks, Seduction Socks, TF socks) as a sort of instant air conditioning. Second, I like the stretchiness of wool. I know I won't have it with most cottons or blends. If you know if a stretchy cottony yarn you like for socks, please LMK; I'm open to trying other yarns. Third, when the air conditioning in lab and office are turned to Arctic, my feet freeze in my clogs (forget sandals; I'd have lost my toes to frostbite years ago if I didn't work in a lab where open-toes are unsafe). And so, echoing EZ's words of yore, I'm turning to wool for its temperature-regulating property.