Two pairs of socks finished, both with their mates! For me that's a record as usually I knit one sock and then procrastinate the second one. I can think of at least two of those that are waiting in the wings......
David is modeling the first pair, from a kit by Stitchjones. The pattern is called "Chutes and Ladders" which, even though I didn't do it quite right, made sense to David as he's just learning to play the game. Is there anyone out there who hasn't played that game? I'd be surprised. There was enought yarn left that I might be able to make another pair, maybe for Sophia but surely for Daniel who still has little feet.
Chutes and Ladders Socks
Can you see the chute and ladder? They are supposed to switch back and forth, but I misread the pattern and ended up with a very long chute and a very tall ladder. David didn't care.
I like the second pattern so much (Lacy Mock Cable by Kat) that I'm well along on my second pair in some yarn from Sock Pixie! This yarn is Panda Cotton by Crystal Palace in the color Rosewater which I also love. I am thinking the pattern looks better in a non-striping yarn, but we'll see. The heat we've had this week isn't very motivating, that's for sure. So, for the moment, I'm content with these finishes.