When I began thinking about the photo shoot for the Crape Myrtle socks I had some great plans. I thought I would drape them over a Crape Myrtle branch to better show the likenesses in colour and the hint of green in the yarn. (No such luck, the blooms are all off the trees.) I thought I might do a fifth position relevé in the dark green of our lawn to highlight the winedark purple and brown. (No such luck again as Austin is in a drought and our lawn looks like straw.) Since Mother Nature wasn't cooperating with my creativity at all, we have the last WIP photo at the airport in Austin, the photo taken on the plane the instant they were finished and the boring FO-posed-on-white-poster-board shot.
Crape Myrtle Socks
Pattern: the Oak Ribbed Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: A few yards shy of one hank of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in Vera
Needles: Size 1 US Inox DPNs
Started: Beginning of July
Finished: Beginning of August, somewhere over West Texas