Yesterday evening my son came home from his vacation in Europe. He also visited his grandparents and look what my mom sent me! She gave me all her knitting needles she had left, bought some sock yarn and three wonderful booklets with collected patterns from the region where we are from. Also a stack of old knitting magazines which were real fun to look at. There's also some yarn I've ordered before David went over there from Wollsucht.de. Uta was so kind and put some lovely pink Kauni uni in with the order - thanks so much Uta! I was happy (and still am) as a kid in a candy store!
Here's another picture of the latest socks I've finished. I'm a dabbler in dying yarn, I confess, but it is fun and with every skein I dyed I learn. The pattern for this socks was not the best, but I didn't know how the colors would come out. The right one was pretty consistent and darker in color. The left one pooled a lot and looks more washed out. I really don't care too much. They are for myself and will keep me warm. They fit very well. I've knit them toe-up with the magic cast on and the reverse Dutch heel and the sewed bind off (E.Z. style). I don't think I will change the way I knit my socks anymore, just the colors and the patterns.
I've got green Koigu socks on the needles right now. I love this color and this yarn. These will also be mine and I'm looking forward to the cold days so I can wear them.