My friend Fran from knitting class emailed today to announce that she was working on her second pair of socks, and that her new Border Collie puppy, Rob, was settling in at the farm. Rob, Seamus, and maybe Dinah will be "classmates" in the spring when Fran starts herding lessons.
Anyway, I finished these last night and wanted to show them off:
Aren't they pretty? The yarn is Kroy Socks yarn in rust with streaks of yellow, green, and blue in it. The streaks form intriguing patterns on the socks: thin, spiraling strips on the cuffs, and those zigzag, scallopy patterns on the feet. At least the two socks look somewhat alike -- I like the "fraternal twins" look, but want my socks to at least resemble each other when I complete a pair.
Next on the needles: the pretty Lorna's Laces Shepherd's Sock yarn I took to Wales with me (on the plastic Balene needles).