I'm feeling quite pleased with myself because I had set a goal to finish these socks by the end of July. And I actually finished them last Thursday, so I was days ahead!
Project: Christmas in July Socks
Pattern: Classic Socks for the Family, by Melinda Goodfellow (my go-to vanilla sock pattern)
Needles: Size 1US
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Peppermint Mocha colorway
Modifications: I used the Eye of Partridge Heel flap pattern, to add some texture and visual interest.
These socks are for The Tim, who of course assumed I was knitting for myself, and kept mentioning how great they looked, so I know he will like them! They went pretty fast, partly because I just hit the right mode, and partly because I loved the colorway, and wanted to see how it would knit up. I'm very pleased with how they turned out, and wish it could be cool enough to have Peppermint Mocha to celebrate ... :-)
Hamlet is not a knitter, but he has no problem posing with knitted items. As you may imagine, Pip had a lot to say about this - not because he usually poses with knitted items, but because THE DOG was doing something ...
My other project that I was hoping to finish this month will carry over into the beginning of August. I received the yarn I needed to finish it in plenty of time, but when I picked things up to start knitting again, I did something that caused me to have to rip back ~16 rounds. Ugh. But things are back on track, though there is no way I'll finish this evening. Which is fine - I've put so much effort into it so far, why not have a finished knit that makes me happy?