My second pair of socks are finished, at last - but is this or is this not the weirdest underside of a sock you've ever seen?
It is for me, but given my limited exposure to handknit sock undersides, perhaps this is no surprise. On, they look perfectly normal.
Of course, in a more relaxed mode, you can see more clearly how such narrow toes lend themselves to pretty lumpy grafting.
I also used a less than successful short row heel that left holes I don't find particularly decorative:
And messed up the span of said heel in such a way that the cramped front of my ankle will probably hate every minute of these socks.
Still, done! and I plan to place my trust in wet blocking and subsequent stretching, so that I can officially move on with my life. I do have a pair of particularly cool grey lace ankle socks on the needles, after all.
And a shawl.
And another shawl.
And all those Quick Christmas Knits to make and write up and post.
And some yarn that needs rolling into a ball, and a hat that needs swatching, and some fingerless gloves to finish so that I can knit even while standing around outside once the weather turns. Plus some other things that escape me at the moment.
Golly, I hope all that queuing doesn't mean I'm due for some reverse procrastination, in which I write to avoid my knitting...