And here's a photo of the finished socks:
Pattern: Medrith's Little Lace, in A Gathering of Lace
Yarn: KnitPicks Essential, in Black
Needles: KnitPicks double pointed, size 3.00 mm/US 2
No modifications that I can remember. These socks were fun, but took forever to get through - I think I started these back in March. I've realized that, in order to knit socks in any sort of efficient way, I need a pattern simple enough to memorize.
Socks are, for me, is the knitting cotton-candy equivalent. The socks should be fun, portable knitting that can go anywhere and be worked on without thinking about it too much. I liked how these turned out, but I don't think I'll ever make them again - the 20 row repeat made them feel like work.
Anyway, I'll be updating soon (possibly tonight) with photos from our beach excursion today, complete with sweatshirts, a windbreak, and a Scrabble game. It was a determined sort of day.
My sister Jen and I were totally swimming. The water was really warmer than the air.