I finished the latest Socks for Doc’s Pop this last week, two months later than his actual birthday. I don’t even have a good reason for the delay–looking back, I guess I spent July trying to keep the heat from wrecking the yard and also worrying about being in charge of the HOA? (Note to Past Self: Knitting would have helped with both of those anxieties.)

Anyway, they are done and he likes them. This is a thicker yarn, the Regia Active 6-Ply that I used in his first pair. He reports they’re the warmest so I found some more on eBay (it’s discontinued) and added stripes to make all the balls last longer. I used this Purl Soho pattern for a reference–I’m almost getting to the point where I don’t need to consult sock patterns, but not quite.