Yes, Dotty, I do have FOs to report, but first, I've got to tell you about the GORGEOUS Wollmeise that I got in the mail today, from Jen at Knitting Sutra. She had a contest about pooling sock yarn, and I was the one that the random universe chose that day!
Jen sent me a gorgeous bag from Amsterdam (they didn't have the fabric I originally chose, but I think this one is even nicer. It's got a bunch of handy pockets for my electronic toys or knitting gadgets, and the strap is a nice length to be either a purse or a project bag. And inside that bag were a cute pair of wee ceramic Dutch clogs and a wooden tulip — and of course, a skein of Wollmeise yarn!
The knitting blogosphere has been raving about this yarn for the last couple of weeks, and I can see why. It's soft and the colours are so intense and beautiful. I don't think you can see just how deep indigo the purple is in this photo, transitioning to gorgeous blues and a green that Andrew declared was his favourite colour. (I did have to make clear to him that this was my yarn, not his.)
And then there are my FOs -- plain stockinette socks in Online yarn, summer colours.
The first pair is for Rebecca, the daughter of one of my oldest friends, and someone we trust to babysit our kids. These will serve her well for back-to-school socks.
The second pair is for my friend Catherine, who just came up for a 1-week visit. She's going back to California heat, so all she wanted was a pair of anklets for "winter" in Palm Springs. I got a photo of them on her feet the night before she left.
And here's a photo of Catherine hanging out with Tony, after picking blackberries for the boys. She didn't get much summer while she was here — it even rained a couple of times on her!
Now I've got to get back to the Pomotamus socks for the Ravelry Sockdown. I'm at the heel flap — all those purl-through-back-loops are annoying to do!