Being as it's been busy, the socks have been getting a lot of attention. I've finished the Oriel Socks.
the friend who dyed the yarn), but I found that I couldn't simply knit one sock. Socks must have mates. Otherwise they get lonely. Anyway, what happens to it when it's no longer needed as a shop sample? And what would I do with half a skein of sock yarn? That's not even enough for my friend with the size 5 feet. Just too many questions- it was easier to knit the second sock. (Is there an opposite of Second Sock Syndrome? Whatever that is, I appear to have it.)
Of course that meant I haven't been making much progress on the auction socks, but I do have a start on them, and will now turn the focus of my knitterly attention onto them. The pattern for these is D'Artagnon. I think they're looking very handsome and dashing in blue.
And in a spate of serious ambition last night, I swatched for the afghan squares I've promised...it seems almost funny to be swatching for squares, but they have to match the other contributors' squares in size. So. One deadline down, two to go. And they back to sweaters, and the new yarn should be here by then. Yeah...there's going to be new yarn. But that's a story for another day. Busy, remember?