Anyway, the octopus socks are super easy to make. Simple knit, purl, with a few slip stitches for the 'bars' between the two. I've been knitting these while on the subway and was able to ditch the pattern within the first pattern repeat. I had some striped sock yarn laying around in my stash but didn't just want to make a boring pair of striped socks. This pattern jazzed it up without getting too complicated. I finished the first sock this morning.
I have also finished my Queen of Beads socks from my first shipment of the Rockin' Sock Club. They came out beautiful and fit great. I haven't actually worn them out of the house, though...I have to get on that.
My next Rockin' Sock Club shipment isn't until March. Thank god I have another sock club to dream about.