I don't have exciting photos very often, so please expect me to milk the vacation pictures All.Winter.Long. I think that once you've seen a couple, you will find them a welcome treat when the middle of winter hits and all is grey and dreary.
I brought 3-4 skeins of yarn with me and one knitting book on this vacation, though I expected I was only going to work on the one project. I took the early mornings and some of the later evenings and worked on the meeresrauschen socks. My German is non-existent (unless it is schadenfreude or schmetterling, my few German words), so I will be calling these North Sea socks.
I got fairly far in these while I was on the cruise. My little helper (the towel creatures were hilarious!) was Mr. Ogg Dogg, and he loved the knitting needles and card games. He made a pretty decent model for these socks in progress, no?
Now, I finished the heel during the plane ride back and have pulled them on my foot only to stop at the area right before the heel. Whoops. My lack of swatching really cannot be forgiven, but I'm going to finish the pair and then give them away.
Anyone with size 6 feet (if you claim them early then you can tell me your foot length and they will fit both around and in length) can claim them. And remember, claiming these allows you to think about the Carribean, where I knit part of these socks and think of fall in New England (where they spent the rest of their time).
The pattern has kept me fairly well entertained, so I will end up knitting a second pair. I have an idea for brighter more enticing colors for the next pair and either a real swatch or at least upping the needle size to a 1 or a 1.5.