First, here are my July Mystery Socks. It was a great, easy pattern and I love how the heel was done! They are toe-up with a short-row heel, but also have a gusset. It really cuts down on the awkward holes from a straight short-row heel. As you can see from the WIP Post for these socks, I have been working on these for months! I got distracted by making gifts for people and put them aside. This week, though, I finally finished!
Here is a close-up of the pattern. The repeat for the main pattern is only 4 rows, so I was able to memorize it and didn't have to keep looking at the chart (yay!). I decided to make them short socks because I live in California, and wool socks are almost always a little warm anyways!
Here is my 2-day scarf! I used some handspun that I made during the summer and knit it up in garter stitch on size 15's. Here is a post about the Mermaid Handspun.
The whole scarf. As I had intended, the yarn knit up in long stripes of color. Each of the colors was hand-dyed by me, so this scarf is truly handmade from start to finish.