I have one of the Cascade Tulip Socks finished. There was a bug in the pattern. I'm pretty proud of discovering it, figuring it out and fixing it before I confirmed it with Bentley's hero, Heather, down at The Sow's Ear. I really like the pattern, but if I were to make them again, I would do a ribbed top and not seed stitch because I just tried it on once and the top is already floppy. Actually the floppy top looks a little lacy-like in this photo. I kind of like it.
If you tilt your head to the right, squint and look through the make-believe binoculars that you make with your hands, you can see the tulips...kind of. The ones on the sample at The Ear were much nicer.
I have so many knit socks now that I am contemplating getting a pair of Birkenstock sandals to show them off in this fall and winter. I usually wear boots to work and change into house shoes when it's snowy anyway. It's pretty granola but folks have seen me wear every style and color of Croc type shoes, I don't think funky socks will shock them too much! They've come to expect the unexpected where I'm concerned.
I just signed up for a stole knit-along that starts in October. I'm excited because I've never done anything like this with knitting before and a little scared because I am such a fledgling lace knitter. It's called The Secret Of The Stole and it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun! It sounds a lot like a 'mystery quilt' which I have participated in once before but that was a disaster. This one sounds much more organized. Am anxious to get started and I still have a month to wait!
Off to knit my second sock and tend to the sick and wounded....