My first pair of socks in quite a while. This pattern is from the book A Fine Fleece by Lisa Lloyd. I really like the knit-and-purl gansey-style pattern; it's a nice change from the usual ribbing / lace / cables of most sock patterns, and it takes a little bit of paying attention but not too much (i.e., good knitting for watching hockey playoffs). I used two balls of Sisu sock yarn (colour 9544) and a 2.25mm circular needle (my usual).
Thanks so much for all your congrats and sympathy on that last post! I'm healing fine, just a few scabs and bruises, but most importantly, there is no longer a risk of contaminating my yarn. First order of business was to finish knitting a lace scarf, which I will block today and show you soon, and then I got started on my crocheted Butterscotch Cardigan! I'm using LL Shepherd Sock in charcoal, which is the weirdest colour: in natural light it looks like dark brown, and then at night with a lamp on it looks like dark grey. I'll show you that progress soon, too.
A few of you asked what's next for me at school. I still have to defend my comps, in a couple of weeks, and then it's on to a couple of conference papers and my thesis proposal. Something very exciting is that I'm going to B.C. for a few weeks in June! I'm still figuring out the exact dates, but I'll be in Vancouver sometime between June 7 and 14. So I don't have the summer "off" by any means, but I'm looking forward to the work I'm going to be doing, and there won't be the kind of pressure there's been over the last few months.
Have a great weekend!