So I arrived back in town from a weekend in New York to find these bad boys waiting for me:
As you can see, my awesome sock pal, Megan, really knows what she's doing! She also enclosed some adorable stitch markers, a bottle of yummy smelling lotion, and a cute mini-sticky note pad. She used Knitty's Straight-Laced socks pattern and Colinette Jitterbug yarn, and I think they came out lovely! Sorry my photo really doesn't do them justice. Thanks, Sock Pal!
I also finished these socks for my own self:
Again, sorry for the crappy overexposed pic. I really need to get a new camera. Anyway, these are my RPMs using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Argyle. Originally I bought the yarn because my favorite LYS in Texas was having a huge sale and this was the only color they had left. But as soon as I started knitting with it and I got an eyeful of those gray/blue/red stripes, it just captured my heart. Something about those colors together reminds me of something my little brother or I would've worn in the 80s -- maybe baseball pajamas? Anyway, they came out so awesome and unisex that now my gentleman friend wants a pair out of the same yarn!
In the meantime, I'm whipping through Juliet -- pictures soon!