Here's a picture of the in-progress Jaywalker in Austermann Step. I really like how easy this pattern is. It's a welcome break from knitting Mystery Stole 3. The best part is I can read while knitting it! Granted, I can't read as fast as I normally do but it doesn't seem to slow down my knitting all that much. It's kind of a mindless knit.
I took out some of my stash looking for a great yarn to use for my Sock It To Me sock pal. She likes blues and greens so I took out some possibilities. This Wool of the Woods yarn actually has some more blues and greens than you see here. Very pretty jewel colors. The only downside is that it is pretty nubbly so I'm not sure how that would feel on your feet.... It's also a tad thick for lace patterns.
Then there's this Panda Wool bamboo that I love. I was thinking I would do the body of the sock in the varigated and then do the toe and heel in the green. However, the skeins are tiny and I'd have to go back and get more.
And then, there's this. Lorna's Laces in IceHouse. I like the idea of knitting something that is representative of where I live. And honestly, you don't get much more northern Wisconsin that IceHouse. In the winter (and winter lasts a good 9 months) on the shores of Lake Superior, the wind is bitter cold and you feel like you live in an icebox. Unfortunately my LYS only had one skein, so I have to wait for it to come in. I guess that gives me lots of time to browse patterns!