All that remains of the first dsock (yes, that's what I'm calling it) is to do the Kitchener stitch on the toe. I actually did a few more rounds after I took this shot, so no, the recipient's toe will not be sticking out as mine was. I'm fairly pleased with it so far. It fits well and should stand up to a hiking boot with some dignity at the end of the trail. These will be a gift for a close friend, and I'm hoping I'll have them both done for the big day. If not...I'll have to get creative.
I've already started a pair for Betty. In baby blue that has a slight silvery sheen. I'll post that pic of the WIP the next time I blog. It's like knitting with hair! I have to keep stopping because I notice myself hunching up and straining to hold the tension.
Looking for some inspiration? Look no further than Knitting Up A Storm. She reads, she writes, she knits...wow.
If you're looking for the kind of inspiration that you can read in bed, try "Easy Knitted Socks" by Jeanette Trotman. Cool photos, cool projects and a keeper if you can find it in your local bookstore.