Well, I got a pair of socks completed - not the Falling In Love ones, though (I'll be tackling those babies this week though, getting the cuff on the first one repaired, and then start the second sock). No, the one I got finished are the kids ones I mentioned previously.
I seriously need to get me some sock blockers. The make the socks much better looking for pictures - and I'm sure they help in blocking too, lol.
I took the picture outside a little while ago. It was nice and sunny for a short while. It's been lightly snowing off and on this morning - nothing major, just some flurries. I went out back to the patio and used the lattice around the top of the patio as a backdrop. I'm not sure if the dusting of snow is showing or not, but that doesn't really matter. The socks are just propped up, that's why they don't look all that great in the photo...yup, gonna have to look around and find me some sock blockers...I wonder if they come in kids sizes as well?
Anyway, I made the socks with Patons Kroy in the "Winter Eclipse" colourway. I also used 3.0 mm needles, the size called for in the pattern. I followed the generic pattern I always use for kids socks - from the band off a skein of Bernat Hot Sox. I really like this colourway, and it's a good thing too, because I have 2 more skeins of it to make myself a pair of socks in the future!
Yesterday I did a little more work on the Noro scarf, and have begun the second ball. The only thing I don't really like, is with the joining of the second ball, the colour change is abrupt instead of gradual like throughout a skein. I don't really mind it too much though, because that part will probably be the part that goes around the back of the neck anyway.
I'm debating what to start next - should I finish up the Falling In Love Socks or should I start a new sock pattern (the Monkey pattern from Knitty is calling to me). I know that really I should FINISH what I have started already, but hey, I'm like a LOT of other knitters out there...need to start a new project just because, even when there are several that should be finished first...lol. Ok, ok, I'll work finishing up some of the WIPs I have...maybe...I won't promise anything.