Finally with Socks

My making still continues at a snail's pace, but there has finally been some measurable progress.

I finished some socks!

Ok, so technically one of these was already a finished object, but it took me until yesterday to take some actual finished object pictures. I could make all sorts of excuses, but the truth is that I am extremely lazy and self conscious. You notice how I did not model these on my feet? That's because I can't reach them and really they're so swollen there's no point in trying to put on socks. But like I said, no excuses!

These are the Springtastic Socks by Stephanie Goodwin-Ritter and were technically finished in early March (hush!) I used the last remnants of yarn from a pair of Desert Vista Dyeworks socks I knit for my mom last year, barely squeaking by even with the contrast heels and toes. I guess it's a good thing I had already put a square in my blanket.

I really enjoyed this pattern for self-striping. It seems really busy in some of the pattern pictures, and it is, but it is a business that makes sense once you start knitting. I'm normally very anti-lace patterning in my socks. I've had too many spring holes because I'm a clumsy kid and tend to snag them on things. But I was willing to take a chance on these because there is actually know lace on the back of the leg, which is usually where I tend to find problems. Right now these are slated to go in my hospital bag for when Eggbert arrives in approximately *gulp* four weeks. Hopefully my feet cooperate enough that I can wear them.

The other socks I finished are the Fine and Dandy socks out of a Swoonish split skein set. I don't know what it is with me right now and down to the wire yardage, but I was somehow able to get both socks to match though just barely.

The pattern on these was more easy to memorize than the Springtastic Socks, but not as multi-tasking friendly. There were many instances of me trying to read while I knit and failing miserably. But don't they look cool? I started these when there was only the one size available, but since they are a gift I might knit myself a second pair in the smaller size. Again, depending on if my feet ever go back to normal.

How is your knitting going? I'd love to live vicariously through you!