I knew I needed most of the first Sockapaloooza sock done this weekend: there's not much time left! I've had a creative idea for the design for a while, but wasn't sure if it would work, or how to realize it. My first thought was to do it in lace, but that was problematic. Last night I thought I'd scrap the creative idea and just make a nice sock, and almost committed to that route before I felt I was copping out by not even trying.

I pulled out books o' stitches, charted, adjusted, knit some, frogged some, knit some, frogged some, and finally got to this:

h&g - in progress

which looks better on a foot:

h&g - in progress

I'm afraid the creative idea will be too much of a giveaway in the unlikely event the recipient sees this, but I will tell you the meandering lines represent a path. More as the pattern unfolds.