I have been experimenting with my travel socks, which are what I knit when I am standing in line or any other time I happen to be waiting. The sock on the left is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock sock yarn in the X-Mas Rock colorway. The experiment is that I cut the skein in half and knit one round with one half and then switch to the other half for the next round. I did this because my first attempt gave me an even uglier green stripe down the middle. I did stagger the colors when starting the second skein half, but as you can see, there is still a green stripe down the middle (and a yellow one down the back). So, I will give one of Yarnissima's patterns a try, either Brainless or Fire Starter. I will not be switching skeins either, as I found it to be a bit tedious and did not like the line of warped stitches where the skein change occured.
The other sock is Yarn Love in the Flirt colorway. I had tried this on size 0 (2.00 mm) needles and it was too small. I'm using my new Signature Needle Arts 2.25mm circular 32" needles and I'm not crazy about the needle join. When I go to move the stitches around to work the Magic Loop, the needle edge catches on the stitches and is a bit of work to push the needle through to the other side. The cord gets twisty, too, and I wonder if I will eventually break the join. I'm using Chia Goo size 2.00 mm on the X-Mas Rock socks. The cord is a bit stiff, but the join is much smoother. I like the joins on my Addi Turbo needles, but I bend those needles as I knit tightly, so my search continues for the perfect sock needles.