So, I discovered a great pattern on Ravelry and decided I needed socks. These suckers are the "monarch" socks, because I thought it was clever with a mix of the colors and the butterfly stitch motif.
Pattern: Flutter-By Socks
Yarn: Yarn Hollow superwash sock, purchased at a yarn festival in Ann Arbor
Needles: Size 1 1/2 US or 2.5MM
Mods: I made the toe much less pointy, stopping with 26 stitches to go. I used the eye of partridge heel, but that's not really a mod since it's given in the pattern...
It's strange how knitting melds in with whatever is going on in life. Last week should have been awesome, as it was spring break and I was off classes. However, on Wednesday my father passed away. (I know I sound crass, but at least he had the sense to go when I was off classes and didn't have to miss any. Trust me, if you knew him, you'd know he wouldn't mind comments like this.) The rest of break has just sort of been a blur of visiting mom, DVDs, knitting, and trying to forget. I didn't get any fucking schoolwork done. At least I have some freaking socks to show for it.