i had every intention of making the Tipsy Knitter socks, but somehow this happened:
these are the This Must Be The Socks (Naive Knitting) socks, the name of which is destined to be shortened to "Naive" or the much more annoying T.M.B.T.S. socks (in this case i'm going with the former.) what we have here is several inches of totally improvised, patternless, off-the-top-of-my-head, make it up as i go along (just like the song says) cabled sock. cables flow into other cables and twist in varying directions, all in a seemingly too-busy, striped yarn.
this yarn is handpainted Deegu gifted to me by Adriana, and yes i knew it would stripe beforehand, but still continued to knit an intricately cabled sock. though the pattern might seem to clash with the yarn, i really enjoy how to sock doesn't give up its secrets at first glance. one has to come closer to take it all in and the effect is not unlike a well-placed piece of garden statuary--hidden, mysterious and nearly serendiptious. serendipity, of course, being key here.