The eye-of-partridge heel works so well with the variegation. I love the way the colors blend. I'm much happier with these socks than I was with the dragon socks. I think because the value of the color stayed fairly constant, the barberpole pooling didn't bother me as much. This yarn was fun to knit because it kept on changing colors. Note to self: next time I dye sock yarn, I need to make sure I get more saturated colors throughout the skein.
Oh, and the pattern? A simple 66 stitch sock with a 2x1 ribbed cuff.
This is the project that has been on my needles for the longest. You just saw a smidge of it when I swatched. It's Starsky, in Patons Classic Merino. I have many modifications for this, to modify for gauge & size, and it's not something I can knit anytime. I need to have focus. I'm almost finished with the banana-leaf cable, though, so look for it sometime in the future. (Note: I did not say the near future....)
In addition to these, I'm also in the middle of the Flower Basket Shawl and the Lace Ribbon Scarf. Oh, and I have a couple of quilting projects going, too. Not to mention extra work that has been picking up. Hopefully I'll be more responsive in the near future!