so, the socks are finally done. So is my 30 year relationship with my baby tooth that the dentist decided was long overdue for removal. Thanks to extensive time in the waiting room yesterday, and then the residual effect of anesthesia making me useless in all other aspects of active life, I managed to finish knitting the socks that I started before Christmas. I used Jarbo Garn Raggi in color 1550, a basic top down short row heel pattern with stumpy toe because I lost track of my round count as soon as I started. I started with 48 stitches on size 6 needles, and hope that they fit. Here, take a look:
Also, this was not supposed to be shared until later, but I finished mom's birthday present:
If you promise not to tell her what it is, I promise to post the pattern on February 6th! For shopping purposes, you will need to gather a size 8 16"circular needle, one skein of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk and one skein of Fancy Image Limited Edition Sparkling Kid Mohair. Now, wait a few weeks and you will get to see it all!
On a side note, my curiosity has finally got the best of me and I started knitting two socks at a time on a circular needle-so far it is barely big enough for two toes, but I can see the benefit to knitting quickly... I found the pattern here, and am using Serenity Sock Yarn in colorway Teal Tease.