These need blocked, but they are finally finished and now it's back to work on Colin's sweater. I did have to buy more yarn. I found out that this yarn is heavier than the Opal I'm used to and that is why I ran out. I didn't even notice the difference because it's been a while since I used Opal. I tried to match them and failed. Interestingly, I noticed after I added the new ball right below the heel on the second sock, and was too far gone, that the pattern was going in the opposite direction on the second skein. After unwinding half the ball, and trying to find the same place in the pattern, I finally gave up and started knitting. It finally hit me after looking at it, that the pattern was reversed on the second skein. Duh. If you look at the thin solid grey stripe on the foot, and follow the pattern on both socks, you will see what I mean. It shouldn't have been that difficult to figure out. But at the time, I just couldn't see it. I'll know to look for that the next time.
The lovely Cate, the ex-model of my FO's and second daughter has finally found a teaching position in Virginia. Yay Cate! She will be teaching autistic teenagers and hopefully making a difference in the lives of some special kids. I'm proud. :-)
Cate and Joe