My so-called stealth project was finished this week and gifted last night, so I am free to blog all about it:
Pattern: Dionysus Socks, a clever pattern by Abby Frelich
Source: free Ravelry download
Materials: Malabrigo Sock in "Rayon Vert"
My Modifications: I knit these toe-up starting with a provisional cast-on, and continuing with short-row toes and heels. I still followed the chart as printed even though I was knitting in the opposite direction, which means the lace panel is reversed. But I think the design works both ways, don't you?
I say "so-called stealth project" because Karen chose this yarn herself, and knew these socks were on the way. I maintained a small element of surprise by selecting the pattern to use for her birthday gift. I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting these for Karen. She is one those people that you can't help but admire when you get to know her. She works full-time, keeps up with her two kids' busy schedules, runs a multiple-pet household (cats, dog, chickens, etc.), still finds time to volunteer, and does it all with a sense of humor!
Happy Birthday Karen!
[I am linking this post to Tami's Amis FO Friday list, where you can check out more pretty FO's!]