Sock progress has been slow but is starting to pick up. My mom was here visiting last week and I barely touched the needles the whole time. The weekend saw some good knit time in front of the TV, though. One of our local stores has DVDs on sale and we got the first 4 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for $16.99 each. It's perfect for knitting, plus if I use wood needles, I have a stake at the ready, just in case.
I stayed up way too late last night finishing up the first of my husband's socks:
I was terrified while knitting that the foot was way too huge, but it fits him just right! And I'm happy to report that Blue Moon was able to supply me with another skein of Blue Brick Wall, so he'll actually have a pair if I ever get the second one knit.
I also started a pair of socks for myself, with Socks that Rock in "Siren Song:"
I had originally planned to try toe-up with this yarn, but wasn't happy with the results so I ripped it out and started over. Now I'm using the Baby Cable Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks and I'm really pleased with it.
Finally, in other sockish news, I received my prize from Romancing the Yarn's Sock Hop Contest yesterday!
This is Sock! by Lisa Souza in the Earth Birth colorway, and it is gorgeous. I am totally loving the colors in this yarn!
I'm contemplating the best pattern to use for it: simple stockinette, ribbing, lace? I'd love to hear suggestions from other knitters.
In the meantime, sock on!