It was a rookie mistake.
A few weeks ago, I was contemplating what to bring to a friend's house. There were a bunch of us getting together for an overnight visit, and I would have four hours in the car as well as some time while we were all chatting.
I decided socks with a pretty easy pattern were the way to go, and I went in search of yarn. I decided to try the mystery NYC yarn.**
This pattern did not disappoint. In fact, I was so pleased with the NYC socks that I immediately cast on for a second pair, this time using Blue Moon yarn from their sock club.
Zigzagular Socks (mine raveled here),
in Cables of Wrath colorway
Most of this pattern is stockinette, which flies, and then there's a short repeat of the twisted zigzag on a purl background. It's mirrored so the pattern runs down the outside of each leg.
I can't tell you how great it feels to knit up one of those sock club skeins. I participated in it for three years, I think. The first year, I knit everything just as they told me to. After that, I only knit it if I found the pattern really compelling. As a result, I have skeins still in their plastic bags. Blue Moon yarn is too lovely to not be used. It's great to have another pattern in the variegated arsenal!
*sometime after 2006
**This is clearly a yarn that could have used an afterthought heel. Please ignore that.