I can say I finally finished my first pair of socks.
I did knit a sock once before - years ago up in Pomona Queensland an interesting woman, who was an artist and a knitter and had used knitting to protest logging in Tasmania, set up a sock knitting group at a local cafe once a week - this was our view.
photo from here
all kinds of interesting arty women joined it and I managed to make one sock before I went back to to work and lost the pattern and so never got to complete the other one. It was a very very different kind of sock knitting too. We used 8 ply and made big rugby like socks, and we made them as silly and arty as we could with our limited knitting skills. Here is my one sock
... it is huge and makes a great christmas stocking.
But now I have a grown-up pair of socks
These are my first, though unofficial, socks for the Southern Summer of Socks - I did start them a few weeks ago so they don't quite make it as official. There is a nice bit of red here - which should please someone.
so the specs are: Bex's Luminaire socks (pattern free from The Knittery) using the Knittery's merino sock slim in Bloody Mary. I only used about 2/3 of the 100g skein.
I can't wait to start the next pair now.