Ok, I'm sorry, I won't do that again! - but I just couldn't resist.
Here is one Grasshopper sock, definitely not ready. Actually I've done a little more this evening, and I'm working the ribbing at the top edge at the moment. Then there is a sewn cast off, and it will be time to cast on for the second sock.
I absolutely love these - and I wasn't expecting to, not at all. The fabric is just so lush. World class yarn, truly. I love the lace (very unexpected) and the heel is excellent. I'm enjoying working with these dpns, as well. They are 2.75mm Boyes, and I bought them from Natalie. I usually prefer a set of 5, but a set of 4 works beautifully with this pattern - very fortuitous. So, I'll finish this first sock very soon, and hopefully the next one won't take nearly as long to finish.
Not least, because I want to cast on with this .....
Here is some rather pretty Meilenweit Cotton Fantasy sock yarn, which I bought at Live Crafts on Saturday in the grounds of Loseley House, from some nice people called Lakeside Crafts. They tell me their website is a little out of date, and indeed that seems to be the case. Besides a whole array of lovely Trekking yarns, and an assortment of cotton and silk mix sock yarns, they also had a whole rail of gorgeous Silkwood yarns. I know, I know - I should have taken a picture. But I think I was in shock.
With regard to the move - I haven't yet found anything that I actually want to find, unfortunately. Like the stray ball of Berroco Suede that would go to finish Ruffles, for example. Wishful thinking there, I'm afraid.