My round two socks are done and I can't tell you how giddy I am to have these finished before the deadline.
That beaded cast on was absolutely brutal and then, after I'd finished the cast on for the second sock and knew I could mange the legs and heels and toes, I got hit by a headache that would not go away. It would fade a bit and I'd knit a few rows and it'd flare back up. I lost days to the beaded cast on and days to the headache. Thank goodness they weren't the same days or I'd be ready to be fitted for a nice snug straitjacket.
The socks are done and they fit and yup, that's a spider. I didn't notice him until after I'd uploaded the pictures...and taken the socks inside and put them on my feet for those pictures. I kind of hope he didn't come inside with me. I'm sure he would have been much happier outside and not in here crawling up the inside of my jeans. shudder
Pattern: Rose and Thorn Socks by Ronni Smith
Yarn: Knitpicks Hawthorne Fingering, Belmont