First a picture of the socks I knit, just before grafting. They're the petticoat socks from Weekend Knitting. I like the pattern, but I changed it for gauge. Unless you take very good notes or knit two socks at a time, this is not such a great pattern for changing the stitch count. Remembering what to do for the heel was easier than the special before the toe pattern change. I actually mailed these the morning we flew out; I've been having trouble getting the small one to the post office. Good thing the airport post office opens early.
As I was finishing these up, I was sorry I wouldn't have a new pair of socks to wear on my trip. (Why? I don't know, but I did in December. Maybe it just makes up for how little time or thought I have to spend on what I pack for myself. Toothbrush? Toothpaste? Good. I've done worse.) Then, even worse, I thought I'd leave before my sockpal's socks arrived, and they'd sit, and my sockpal wouldn't know whether or not they'd arrived safely. I didn't really realize that both problems had a single solution until these were on my feet.
They are the falling leaves pattern from Knitty in Cherry Tree Hill. Thanks Sue, I love them. They're a great color and pattern, and I was so happy to put them on my feet.