You guys! You guys! I am so excited. I have just designed my first pair of lace socks. There are charts and everything. I'm hoping to put it through test knitting and have it available by the end of July.
And the best part? It uses Bugga! (The name actually includes the exclamation point at the end. I'm also really excited, but that's just a happy coincidence.) The inspiration for these socks came not just from any Bugga!, but from one of the limited edition nudibranch colorways that Sanguine Gryphon did just before it went extinct in December, 2011. Specifically, the Easton studio version of Dermatobranchus Ornatus. It's a beautiful tan/pink variegated yarn with a low amount of contrast. It's dark now, but I'll take some pictures in the sunlight tomorrow.
Even though the Sanguine Gryphon is now DOA, don't fret! You can still buy Bugga! in a very large array of colors from the companies that came out of the Sanguine Gryphon split: The Verdant Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns.
This color just looked at me and begged to be a nice pair of snug, cuddly lace socks. I hope you'll have as much fun knitting them as I'm having designing them!
TTFN (ta ta for now)!