There is that element of unpredictability. Unless it is labelled "self-striping", it probably isn't... and anything could happen.
Thora sock, a Rachel Coopey pattern, knitted in Knitting Goddess 4 ply sock (80/20 merino/nylon) in the Jolly Holly colourway, a present to myself using my mother's birthday cheque (so that doesn't count as stash acquisition at all, does it?!)
Luckily, it is for me :)
I cast these on on Sunday, in the run up to a close family funeral to which I was not welcome but which FL absolutely had to attend. We had house guests. FL met his grandchildren for the first time and caught up with many old friends. It has been a very sad and yet in some ways happy week.
Today we were back at the hospital, where we were told he is better than he has been in years... and that his myeloma is creeping back.
But let's focus on the good stuff - FL is better than he has been in years, and he has met his grandchildren, and I have the loudest sock this side of New Year!
Oh - and we have each other - woo hoo!
And this week's random outfit photo?
I call this one the "Country Christmas Camber" :)