I found this rather yummy purple yarn a while back, which I of course added to my stash. It's Novita's Seitsemän veljestä and I think the colour is one their seasonal ones. I was toying with the idea of some sort of fair isle pattern, but then I realised I don't have dotty woollen socks, so that was pretty muched sorted. I know you're all wondering how is that even possible? Believe me I'm stunned too. After the realisation I took out a notebook and dotted down a few pattern suggestions.
OK, maybe calling that a pattern is a bit too much. It's mainly a few scribbles on paper, but it helped me figure out the spacing and how big the dots should be. I was going to make the dot bigger to begin with, but it didn't look right so I went for option no 2. The needles I'm using are 3 1/2 (european, I know the sizing different in the UK and US) and I have 48 stitches divided onto 4 needles.
The first sock is coming along nicely as you can see. I think I'm going to make a few more rows befor starting with the heel. I'm going to continue with the dots in the front and maybe purple toes, but we'll see how they turn out. I'll post photos of the finished product once I get there. Ovet&out now dear readers.