I think I chose the perfect pattern for this yarn. This is a simple checkerweave pattern and I think it sets off the colors in the yarn nicely. I like the way the yarn looks in the leg better than I do the heel and bottom of the foot. I started the socks on size U.S. 2s in order to get gauge but they feel a little loose so I switched to 1s for the heel and foot. I need the heel and foot to fit more tightly. I think this will work out fine.
As I knit the socks I keep thinking that they look exactly like fall in New England. I can't wait to wear them.
It didn't feel like fall yesterday at the county fair. It was 85 degrees!! The boys did very well with their entries - the younger two both got at least 2 blue ribbons and the oldest got a red ribbon. His best entry didn't even get a ribbon. He was disappointed but he handled it well.
We've been very, very busy around here with baseball, soccer, visitors, Scouts and the fair but by next week things should settle into a groove. I've been finding lots of time to knit at practices and it will be even easier once it cools off a bit. It's just too hard to knit outside when it's hot and sticky.