Here are my Ladybug socks, in their first incarnation:
I did this much in only maybe two hours! I’m really proud of myself.
And then I got creative with my photography.
And though the lighting doesn’t go the color of the yarn much justice, I thought the tentacles were worth sharing.
I’m really loving the patterns that allow me to memorize the work and then go from there, so that I’m not wondering where I am in the pattern. Also patterns that stray from the generic 2×2 rib, which is what is keeping me from finishing my first socks, the blue toe-up socks knit with Goth Chick yarn (I was going to link to the colorway but I cannot locate it right now).
Speaking of tentacles, the Smithsonian has just put out a book in conjunction with the University of Chicago Press (go, Maroons!) entitled The Deep that is all about the ocean, and I do love strange underwater creatures (Ia! Ia! Cthulhu ftaghn!). I am so going to have to purchase this book. It helps that the title is typeset in Cholla, which is inappropriate for this publication, but a beautiful typeface nonetheless.
And that is all for now.