Wow it has been a while since I finished knitting something I love. As soon as I saw the Tribute sock pattern in Knitty I immediately cast on and luckily I had some white sock yarn in my stash. I love the story behind the pattern too - what an amazing friend to design a beautiful sock pattern in memory of a close friend.
There were some hiccups along the way - I made a couple of small mistakes in the second sock and couldn't bear looking at them so I ripped and reknit - that was hard to do but I am glad I did and I also got sick for a few weeks so these ended up taking over a month to finish, but I stayed up until 2:30am last night to finish them off and I am glad I did.
It was fun doing the finished product photo shoot, but I now remember that socks are the hardest thing to take photos of....I actually got a little winded trying lots of different poses! ha!
Oh and we are moving - not hemispheres this time but just across town in Melbourne. It is very exciting because we have been living in an apartment with no outdoor space and we REALLY wanted a garden since we lived in Japan without one for like seven years. So our new place is an amazing little Edwardian house with a great deck for entertaining in the summer or whenever and it has a cute little backyard AND we noticed the neighbours have a POOL - we have to become friends! There were some cute photos on the web but the agent has taken the photos down - yay it really is ours! But here is a crappy iphone pic of our backyard. You are all welcome to come over anytime!!