You want pictures? We got your pictures, right here! Let's start off with the Besotted scarf. The photo above shows the scarf in its pre-blocked stage.
In this photo, we see the scarf still pinned out. It's just a wee bit damp on the bottom, so I'm giving it another night before unpinning. I asked for, and received, alot of wonderful advice from the folks at Knit Talk, and I really appreciate it (and them). I was extremely nervous about over-stretching the stitches, and in the end I may have under-done things. But I think the blocked version is an improvement. I still have a way to go, but after all this is only the second thing I can remember blocking since I started knitting almost 40 years ago.
Here is the pair of I Love Gansey socks, hot off the needles. I think the plain foot is fine, especially since my sister has never seen a photo of these socks as knitted according to the design, with the pattern extending down the heel and instep.
A close up of the leg, pre-blocking (wait until you get a load of my super-duper, high tech sock blockers).
Ta da! Get a load of those crazy sock blockers, man! They're... wait for it... socks!! Avi's store-bought sweatsocks, tucked inside of plastic sandwich bags. Hey, I'm just a wild and crazy knitter, after all!
In other news, I've started a pair of socks for my younger niece, who turns 15 on November 19th. I'm using the Oh So Nikki pattern, free at Knoxsocks Designs. I can't tell you the yarn I'm using, because it's downstairs and I'm not, and it's something new to me so I don't remember the name.
And if you can stand further excitement, I completed three more cards for my sister today! I'm down to the Last Four Cards!! Can I get a WHOO HOO?
You're right. It might be a tad premature. How about a GOOD JOB?!