And then, into my sock knitting doldrums drops this little beauty:
Sparkleduck has produced a wonderful rainbow yarn in her fabulous Socka base, which produces two colours per round on a sock. The colourway is Warm Rainbow (in case you were wondering).
I can be a little colour-shy sometimes but this yarn positively sang to me and implored me to take it home and knit it...so I did:
Fish Lips Kiss Heel and I love the way the stripes work over the heel - great fun.
I was also a little worried about potential pooling and did consider a pattern designed to work with highly variegated yarn such as Hermione's Everyday socks but in the end I decided to just go with the flow. With 60st on 2.5mm needles the stripes worked up into a very pleasing sequence that is strangely hypnotic to knit.
I sock down, and 1 to go.