I finished my 1st sock for my mom's birthday! I started it no less than 4 times so finishing it is a big deal. You may remember that I started it as a cable and rib sock (well, yes, a jaywalker sock 1st but that hardly counts). That was all going well until I realized that it hardly fit on my foot and no one wants a sock you have to pull and stretch and beg to get onto your foot. I tried one other pattern but that seemed to be too small as well so I gave up and knitted another cascading leaves sock- the same pattern I was knitting for myself so I knew it would fit on my (and, therefore, my mother's) foot. Here's a preview. It's not a great picture but I'm saving the good ones until I have a finished PAIR to show off. Mom's birthday is in 8 days so you won't have long to wait. I would have used that pattern the 1st time around but boredom comes easily to me and I didn't want to knit 4 socks using the same pattern but, that's what I ended up doing anyway. I haven't woven in the ends yet and this is what heppened this evening.
It got slimed by this big guy.
That's Simon, aka Slimon. Were're watching him since his owners just had a baby. Little baby Hudson who will get to wear a beautiful striped sweater when he gets a little bigger. Simon is great and I really like him but he drools some. You can see it hanging off his lips in the picture. I wasn't planning on washing my mom's socks before giving them to her, to save time, but now I just might have to.