First project was the Bosc Hat. Knit in Cascade 220 Superwash in the color Ruby.
The only reason this yarn is in the stash is thanks to a very sleep deprived Past Heather who thought she was going to knit baby Desmond a bunch of sweaters. Poor Past Heather, she should have just gone home and knit another garter stitch blanket. Instead she bought a bunch of Cascade superwash and now I'm stubbornly trying to use it.
I have nothing but good things to say about the pattern itself. The instructions are clear and include charts for the stitch pattern, which is my preferred method. This was my "purse project" so I can report that it's easy to figure out where you are on the chart by reading your knitting. So long story short, I recommend the pattern but not the yarn.
Second project was another beret, the 16 cables hat. Knit in Rowan Lima in the color 881. (Already glimpsed in my last post.)
Finally I made good on my promise to knit Des some socks. Here are "Spice Kids" knit out of some Wollmesie, cause I'm really nice. Someone might have destroyed the tag when I was winding the yarn so the colorway is a mystery.
In this case I also thought doing them toe up would keep me from knitting the foot too long. NOPE. Despite trying the sock on multiple times the darn thing was about 1.5" too long once I finished the heel. Ended up knitting the gusset area three times on the first sock, all while muttering a few choice words. But as you can see I suffered through and fulfilled my Mom promise of handknits. He's happy and that's what's important. Look at that great smile! Maybe you'll get another pair of socks out of me.......after a couple of months.