This lovely sock was knit for the store using Cherry Tree Hill's Fingerpaints sock yarn in the Java Jive colorway. It's an earthy and rich combination of mahogany, forest green, burgundy, and shades inbetween, and the yarn stripes very thinly as you knit in the round.
Who knit this sock? ME! I actually got a sock done! Woot! I feel the need to pat myself on the back for this one because not only has the demands of the new store left me with nearly zero knitting time, but I also started this sock months ago and finally picked it up again. When you're surrounded by so many lovely skeins every day, their siren song can be loud enough to keep you from finishing an on-the-shelf project. But this one called enough to get it finished. I originally chose this colorway because I don't have many (or any, really) neutral-colored hand knit socks, and this seemed neutral enough to go with my wardrobe, but rich enough to be an interesting knit.
I just got in a new shipment of Fingerpaints right before the store moved, so nearly all the colors are in stock right now. And you may remember that I've already knit Fingerpaints once, in the Herbs and Spices colorway. Those I wear on a regular basis, but this Java Jive one will have a home on a store display. Perhpas it will move to my foot in a year.
If you haven't knit Fingerpaints yet, I recommending doing so or at least putting some in your stash to wait for later. Not only is the base yarn superbly soft and washes well (I don't machine dry any of my socks unless its by accident) but watching the stripes develop is addictive. And the yardage is generous enough that there's plenty for even my size 10-11 and wide feet.
If you want more info about Fingerpaints, or want to learn more about how yarn can pool and stripe how to avoid or encourage it, I wrote about that here.