Yeah, I know that was all superflous information. So let's move on.
I have two FOs to share, so let's get going with the first one, OK?
Project: These Socks Have No Class
Pattern: Just a plain vanilla sock pattern made shorter in the leg
Needles: Size 1US
Yarns: All leftovers from other projects - the dark green is Reflections at Roclans Out of the Dyepot Merino Fingering, green colorway; variegated is Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in the Molly colorway; orange is Ancient Arts Fibre 100% Superwash BFL Wool 4-Ply Fingering Sock in the Orange Tabby colorway.
Modifications: The socks are all modifications of a regular pattern!
Notes: I was originally planning to make scrappy short socks, but decided that always changing to do stripes was more than I was inspired to do at the time. So I grabbed the first three balls of leftovers, and made these. I knit the cuffs in 2 x 2 rib for 12 rows, then switched to the variegated for 1.5 inches. Then I used the Orange Tabby yarn for an Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and heel, then returned to the variegated for the gusset plus two extra rows. The foot went back to dark green, and the toes reverted back to Orange Tabby. They are weird but I really like the way they turned out. :-)
So I have my next pair of socks for my Box o' Socks, and I have a feeling that they will amuse me every time I put them on.
Today is Mother's Day here in the U.S., and if you celebrate, I wish you a happy day. I will close by sharing one of my mother's inspirational sayings from when I was growing up:
"If you're born to hang, you'll never drown."
And there you go.