I've been working on my final paper for Historical Methods most of the morning and since my brain started to freeze up, I thought I'd put up a few pics of my current work-in-progress. I had some leftover yarn and had never made socks, so I thought now would be as good a time as any to try to knit a pair. I already have one finished (the pattern is from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd) and that tube on those pointy things is the beginning of the second sock. This is the first thing I've ever made that Paul has bugged me to make for him! Socks!
Above: toe shaping, below: heel shaping
Ann Budd's book was recommended to me by Leslie at L&B Yarn Co.
I like that the patterns are based on my own gauge, since I always have a terrible time matching the gauge on a pattern!