Sock number one is done. Here it is, modeled by A, while laying on our hammock:
To remind you, this is the Fiber Trends Ribs on the Side pattern done in koigu variagated with Lucy Neatby Celestial Yarns in black. It has a conventional heel and a star toe. I thought the top of the cuff looked at bit unfinished so I added a single crochet border in solid black which does a nice job of tying it all together.
Sock number two can be either exactly like this one OR a fraternal version with all the colors reversed. My sockpal says she likes wild socks and wears mainly clogs with her hand knit socks.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED IN THE POLL. I TOOK IT DOWN SINCE IT WAS NOT PLAYING NICELY WITH FIREFOX. THE RESULTS SAID TO KNIT IDENTICAL SOCKS SO THAT IS WHAT I WILL DO. THANKS FOR HELPING ME SORT IT OUT!
Cara talks about a new meme (kind of) called Show Your Favorite Paintings. I was an art history minor in undergraduate school and don't want to bore you with some of my esoteric choices so I choose to share the one painting that really shows the experience of pain in a way you can really feel.
This painting is not for the faint of heart, so if you aren't terribly openminded, don't do a mouseover below. Otherwise, enjoy one of my favorite paintings in the Louvre: