Anyway, vacation pictures next time. Today I have some knitting for you.
First, look kids - an FO!
Yep, my toe-up socks are finished! I actually finished them last week, but didn't get around to taking a picture of them until yesterday. If you are so inclined to care, here are the details:
Pattern: Gusset Hell Basic Socks, by Wendy D. Johnson (Ravelry link here).
Needles: size 1.5 US
Yarn: Socka Color, in the Daisy Dot colorway (I think this is discontinued).
Started on July 16 and finished on August 20.
Notes: I am so glad I learned how to knit toe-up socks, this will give me a lot of new patterns to try! I am pleased with the way they turned out, and they fit nicely. I like the way the yarn looks, but am puzzled as to why it is called Daisy Dot - however, that's not for me to worry about.
Modifications: None. I just wanted to stick with the basic formula and see if it would work out ...
I'm also making progress on my Pickle Cardigan (Ravelry link here), now having finished two sleeves:
I'm pleased with how they look, and am so far enjoying the pattern. I have decided to do the two cardigan fronts next. That way, if I run low on yarn (as some people have reported has happened to them), and I can't find the same dye lot, the back will be the only part that doesn't match 100%. Hey, I won't have to see it ...
I've also got another pair of socks (surprise! Not.) on the needles. They will be a Christmas gift, so no picture or details on those anytime soon here on the blog. (You can see the start of them here on my Ravelry project page.)
I also have a lot of things running around in my brain that I am considering as other birthday and holiday gifts this year. Unless I get them sorted out soon though, they will likely stay right there in their current disorganized state.
Only time will tell ...