Ninety-nine bottles of beer . . .
Take one down and pass it around . . .
Ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall.
-Schoolbuses across the country
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Knitters Around the World -
Allow me to proudly present, my 99th pair of socks:
Falling Leaves Socks
Pattern: Falling Leaves from Knitty (by a San Diego knitter!)
Yarn: Koigu. I was lucky enough to meet up with Wendy before I left Philadelphia, and she took me to the most wonderful store full of Koigu.
Needles: Brittany Birch US2 dpns.
Notes: I originally cast on for the pattern-suggested 72 stitches with US1s, but I didn't love the way the yarn was pooling and I realized that I find Koigu more comfortable at a slightly looser gauge. I just like it on US2s. So I switched. I also switched to a top-down, heel-flap construction. And for all of you wondering about the eye-of-partridge heel flap, check out a tutorial here.
Best Thing About This Pattern: A Toss-Up: Discovering all those great sock patterns in the contest; and My little slice of autumn.