The Dream in Color socks done two at at time on a magic loop are done.
The cuffs measure about six inches long. I continued the 3x1 rib for two inches, then switched to a 1x1 rib which ended up one and a half inches deep. I bound off loosely in pattern using the same needles. My bind-off is just loose enough.
I hand washed them in warm water, towel rolled and squished, and popped them in a low dryer with the towel for 15 minutes. They're still damp, but they feel dense but soft.
I'll write a yarn review in a couple of days, once I see how they turn out from the washing.
Note how little yarn I have left from these. I like the ability to try them on as I go and to make them longer like I prefer with the toe-up method. I'm not wild about the Dutch heel -- too prone to small holes at the top corner of the gusset for me. I will try the figure eight cast-on again. I think with practice I may like it.
Today I bought this deep red sock yarn. It's manufactured in Italy for a Swiss company. Fiber content includes 75% superwash wool, 18% nylon and 7% acrylic. The band calls for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 mm needles to get 7.5 sts per inch. I've got US1s and will swatch first.
This is to be an airplane project, so I have a crochet hook and dental floss in my project bag plus an SASE just in case. I fly out of the old terminal in Sacramento, which is fairly easy security and line-wise.
Cross your fingers for no more kidney stone problems with Spousal-Equivalent. There have been threats today.