Saturday, August 12, 2017

FO: Exhibition

First... thanks for the the funny comments about our "old man" Rupert yesterday. You're right... he's not old at all (he turns two in October) but he's always had something of a "grumpy old man" attitude about him. And he's very good at guarding his yard. He hates it when Relic or Ollie come to visit. He tolerates the squirrels, cardinal, finches, starlings, grackles, juncos and sparrows (they just get a light chatter)... but his Number One nemesis seems to be the robins.  I don't know what it is, but he can't stand it when the robins are in the yard or on the fence. Yesterday's picture captured his ire perfectly.

Now... onto business.

I know I said I wanted to finish the baby cardi up by the end of the week, but when I got off the train on Wednesday, I was halfway down the foot of the last Exhibition sock. For ankle socks, they'd been on the needles far too long (a month!!!) and I thought of how nice it would be to have a fresh pair and  new design started for Monday's commute.

So I set aside the baby cardi and pushed on through with Exhibition.
And I'm so glad I did. As mentioned before, Exhibition is a lacy little ankle sock (which of course can be made longer) perfect for the end of summer when mornings and nights are a little cooler. It's an easy two-row lace pattern that works well with self-stripers (as picture) but I think would look great in a multi or semi-solid too.

And with this pair done, I'm officially  one-third of the way through my planned designs for the e-book! Only eight more pairs to go!


Bridget said...

They look really nice! (I'm glad someone else had a pair of shortie socks that took way too long ...)

Anonymous said...

Those socks are so pretty! They remind me a little bit of a sock monkey too.

Araignee said...

Yay for finished socks! They really are cute.

chrisknits said...

Lovely pair. I just love those stripes!!

Delighted Hands said...

I'm sure you will be glad you pushed through on the socks, also! The turned out great and I love the jog in the color from the lace patterning! Nice design work!

Vera said...

Those turned out so pretty! I can't wait for your e-book.