I think I must've caught one of these totally heinous bugs going around NYC...at any rate, it has slowed down my knitting output somewhat...
Nevertheless, I'm almost done with a pair of socks for the bf. The yarn is some Fleece Artist merino he brought back from Canada for me, and it feels great to knit with. It came in one skein which I dutifully split into two, but the colors got progressively darker and stronger during the second half of the skein, making for some fraternal sock action:
The colors are a bit truer in this pic:
The free pattern is here. I was curious about trying it because the heel flap is located at the bottom of the foot as opposed to behind the achilles part. (Where I did an eye of partridge anyway). I also started the sock using the Knitty Magic Cast On and I totally loved it! I have some sort of dysfunction when it comes to short rows, and I really liked this alternative.
Oh, and this would be the debut of my Schnauzer sock blockers (I have a pair of sheep ones too!) When the socks are finished, I'll get my bf to model them, though.