I'm working on some swap projects right now--the Hogwarts Sock Swap and the Hurricane Sock Swap. I'm not too sure if I'm 100% liking the Hurricane sock pattern Here's what I have done so far right now:
I just don't think the pattern is the right one for the yarn I'm using. It's Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock and I love knitting with it. I just wish I loved the pattern a bit more. :\
What I am loving is coming up with a sock pattern for my Hogwarts swap partner:
The owls kill me! I think they're so adorable. I hope the socks come out the way I envision them. I'm going to redo the yellow at the top though. I ended up ordering the wrong yarn and so the gauge just isn't working with the cranberry colored yarn. Both yarns are Lorna's Laces only one is the Shepherd Sport (cranberry) and one is the Shepherd Sock (yellow). I reordered the right yarn and I'm just waiting for it to get to me to redo the ribbing on this sock.
The last time I mentioned some nesting birds... Here's a photo of one of them:
The eggs the bird was incubating hatched and have already flown the coop I guess you could say. :) It was fun seeing them grow up. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get some photos of the baby birds before the took off. And also unfortunately my pea plants died in the process of letting the birds hatch. I wasn't able to go out and water my plants as often because I didn't want to scare off the mother and leave the babies vulnerable and cold. The heartier plants survived thankfully.
Anywho, I just wanted to check in and update my sock making progress for the swaps. I really, really, really hope I can update my journal more frequently than I have been.