Yes, this is a finished sock. One finished sock.
Now, I do fully intend to finish the other sock. We are going away this weekend and I have a 4hr car ride ahead of me. With a 4hr car ride back on Sunday, I should have no problem getting the mate done.
Pattern: Bunny Hop Lace Socks from Crystal Palace
Yarn: Sweet Georgia's Speed Demon Sock Yarn in Merlot (gauge is 6-7 st/inch on 4-6 needle)
Fiber: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Amount: 1 skein makes a pair of women's socks
Needles: US #6 Addi Turbos (knit on two circs)
I really like this sock! The pattern was written for the new Crystal Palace Bunny Hop yarn, but I have been dying to use this yarn I bought from Felicia a few months ago. I had to stretch the gauge a little (5 st/inch), but because I am a loose knitter it wasn't a problem. This sock is very comfy, and the pattern had just enough to keep me from getting bored without being too complicated. I didn't like the short row heel that the pattern had, so I used the instructions Holly gave me in my sock class* (ok, my heel looks a little funky in the picture, but trust me, it looks better in person). If you are new to sock knitting and want something more than a plain old stockinette sock, this is a perfect pattern to try.
Is it just me, or does your leg normally look shocking white while peeking out of a lace sock? (shudder)
*I did actually finish the socks I started for my sock class, but I hated the way they looked. I got the yarn from KnitPicks, and I didn't end up liking the color or the feel of the yarn. The yarn was cheap. I've learned my lesson. Enough said.
Last Thursday I had a knitting class after work (more on that later), so I didn't see the Bean until after she had already gotten into bed. As soon as I got home, I went in to snuggle a little and hear about her day. It is amazing how she won't say squat at the dinner table, but she becomes quite the chatterbox at bedtime! Bedtime is usually when I hear about the drama that unfolds at preschool.
Anyways, she proceeded to tell me about something that had happened at school that afternoon. The Bean has a friend at school named "V" that she has known since she was six months old. He is not only her best friend, but her worst enemy. They honestly act like they are married sometimes...even the teachers have commented on their love/hate relationship. Apparently, "V" decided that he was going to write a note and give it to my husband when he came to pick the Bean up from school. Well, the Bean was going to have none of this because NO ONE writes notes to her daddy except for her. She told "V" this and he simply ignored her. In a very calculating move on her part, the Bean proceeded to write a note to "V" telling him that he could under NO circumstances write her daddy a note. Here's what I heard:
"I decided that since "V" wasn't listening to me I was going to write him a note telling him he could not write my daddy a note. Since I do not know how to spell "NO", I wrote a big "I" on a piece of paper because I know how to write an "I". I told "V" that it said "NO" and I put it on my daddy's shirt when he came to pick me up."
My husband told me later that he was forced to wear the note on his shirt all the way to the parking lot and couldn't take it off until they were safely in the car ready to drive home. I tell you, that girl is going to be a CEO someday. And, her daddy will ALWAYS be HER daddy. Her shirt says it all.