Today's entry was going to be about a pair of finished socks
Today's entry was going to have a photo of a finished pair of socks, not an in-progress one:
. . . but I didn't finish knitting them (sleep was much more important). I'm about an inch away from the toe decreases right now. My goal was to finish them before the end of the month and I think I'll make that deadline. My February socks will be knit with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the "Watercolor" colorway. I've swatched already and it's just an amazing yarn! I also have Mountain Colors Bearfoot and Plymouth Sockotta in my sock yarn stash and yet another skein of Lorna's Laces ("Cedar Stripe") from Purl Soho.
I taught a sock knitting class on Saturday (my first class and it's sock knitting? Oh the irony!) What was supposed to be a 2-1/2 hour class was a 3-1/2 hour class due to my unfamiliarity with the material and the pattern (we complete a small sock in the class). But I did it -- I taught a class. Fortunately, I had a wonderful and understanding first student and she was delighted with her finished sock, so I couldn't really be any happier. I'm definitely going to go over the material and make my OWN classroom sock so I won't be stressed at the last minute next time.
Another almost-finished object is the mate to this wristwarmer (One Day Wristwarmer). There's a mod to this and it's that I made them 7" long before starting the thumb hole. The pattern calls for 4-1/2" before the thumbhole round.
This gorgeous yarn is Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Color #24 (a deep purple). Love it. I used less than one skein for an extra-long wristwarmer.