They are off my needles! I seemed to sail through the second foot without really noticing that it was the second one. Some people really struggle to make it through the second of a pair (socks, mittens, sleeves and so on), but I think by then I can see the end and I just want to be wearing the finished item.
These are the Willowherb socks from the ever-wonderful Rachel Coopey's Coop Knits Socks that I worked on at the start of the year. My parents-in-law gave me the yarn for my birthday, and I feel ever so virtuous in having knitted it up so quickly. Nice yarn can linger in the stash for a long time if you're looking for the perfect project for it, but I asked for the yarn for this pattern and here we are! I'm going to do a picture of my sock drawer one of these days as it is really shaping up nicely - I rarely need to wear shop-bought socks!
The Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply is just perfect for texture and lace. It has great stitch definition, and my pair of Budleigh socks has been worn constantly and they are holding up brilliantly! I'm clearly on a Fyberspates kick at the moment, but this Vivacious is just impossible to put down.
Apologies that the photos aren't perhaps as good as I would wish. At the moment, it's really a choice between getting a quick snap and getting on with it, or waiting for someone to take some better pictures and perhaps never getting around to blogging! I'm sure that regular blogging is the way forward.
See you soon with some hats!