Well, the Cabled Boot Socks are finally done! These have just been blocked and are currently drying on my feet (the easiest and best way to block socks, if possible, at least I think so!)
Yarn is from All Sorts Acres Farm, and it's a local Finn/Gotland/BFL blend. So far, it's super comfortable and quite warm (not that I need that right now -- while the temp is dropping outside, we live in an old apartment with an overpowered radiator!)
The socks were done on my 3.25 mm (US 3) aero double-pointed needles. These are definitely my workhorse needles, and worked really well for this yarn - with one catch: because the yarn is closer to handspun, there were a few thick-and-thin sections. The thick sections were no problem, but the needles didn't have sharp enough tips to make the thin sections really work well. Oh, they were useable, but I always noticed when I came to a thin section in the yarn, because it was harder to pick up the yarn and work the stitch.
That said, I plan to wear these extensively this winter, rumour has it we'll be getting lots of snow!
Thanks to all the folks on social media who suggested two-at-a-time socks as a way to combat Second Sock Syndrome! Sadly that's a technique I've yet to master, my last attempt resulted in tangles, and some strong language, and I've never quite quite figured it out!
I'm hoping to have the test-knit call up soon, but will have to sort some scheduling-related stuff with my photographer, so final photography may take a bit longer then usual. Either way, you can get notifications of all my test-knit and test-crochet calls in my testing pool over on Yarnpond!
Anyway, what have you folks finished up this week? Anything exciting? Please, share in the comments and let us all know!