Things were hectic there for a couple days while we got settled in (we went on a trip) and nothing was in the right place. The charger for the computer was somewhere, not that it mattered. The plug is a three prong and the outlets here are two pronged compatible. It took some major cleaning to find a 3 prong one (it was hidden behind some HUGE boxes) and in that time the battery went dead. Last night I did find the camera and the cords that accompany it. During all the hustle and bustle I got to work on the second sock in my Regia Silk pair. Total knitting time was about 4 days. I started it the night before we left town and it sat in my bag untouched until the day after we got to our destination.
Disregard the slightly odd pictures. I was sitting on a yoga ball and the balance was off. We also have two windows in that room that are 5 feet wide EACH. We get a lot of natural light and it's hard to make it cooperate at times. :) The stitches are not really as stretched as they appear in the second picture. In fact looking at my foot they aren't stretched at all.
I'm surprised they striped as similarly as they did. By the time I got to the heel on the second sock the likeness stopped though. I don't mind....pooling and non matching striped items don't bother me. :) The second sock is a round or two shorter than the other one. It was hard to tell until I got it all done though. It's not enough to make a huge difference in fit and it may very well not be noticeable at all once they get worn and washed a few times. That may be the problem and not a lack of rows actually. The first sock was worn often in fits of admiration so it was looser to begin with when I finished up and was comparing. They seem to be fitting the same right now.
I am about halfway through the second trade curly purly soaker right now. I got started on it later than I planned and yesterday dealt with a sick toddler so progress was slow. I am so liking it! The mama likes stripes and surprises. Our original agreement was for a WHW wrap done in stripes but that changed. I still wanted to do them though so figured out a set up for the CP soaker. I'm on my third color right now (of 4 or 5....still decideding on the last color and whether or not I want to use it). I guess I'm a little less than half way through. After this color I will be.
I am about to start on another pair of socks (for my sister) and am looking forward to it. I am thinking I'll do them cuff down. I go back and forth on it though. I really like the toe for my toe ups and am not a fan of the shape of toes for cuff down. They are too pointy and goofy looking I think. Once on you can't tell but I'm shallow. I admit it. I am all about the looks. :)