Here is one last picture (for a while) of the LPS: this is the front. The ribbing is k2tb p1 and makes a very stretch and pretty ribbing. The sock as a whole is a pretty striking sock, I really like it.
And I've started on the second. The instructions read something like "make the second just like the first, or reverse the directions to have a matching sock." The second part of that statement made me first gasp and then giggle. This is a pattern where the foot chart takes up an entire 8x11 sheet of paper. While I'm a good knitter, and I can certainly read a pattern, I would never attempt to 'wing' reversing this chart in my head!
And more knitting is happening...the blue cardigan, a mindless sock, and of course the dozens of projects I want to start now that the weather is cooler.......
And placemats. I realized this morning I hate every placemat we have except for the cute Christmas ones I cross-stitched. So maybe I'll make some for us. Linen stitch or felted.