I finally got started right on Dad's sock. After a small "freak out" at Mom's about the size it's all a-go.
I know you're wondering about how so much got done, well... I went up to Mom's yesterday and she was going to knit on her "I have to think about it" sock and I was going to knit on my "I have to think about it because I'm at the side decreases" sweater. Well, she was having one of those days and didn't get much sock knitting done. I had forgotten my pattern at home and had only mindless stockinette sock knitting. Which helped contribute to Mom's lack of sock knitting, I kept talking to her :) BUT we figured out how to fix a sweater she knit and had an issue with and found another sweater pattern she liked and was swatching for so all in all it was a good day!
My sweater progress:
Here's the intarsia block so far:
I started the block right above my thumb. I really feel I'm making good progress on my sweater. Maybe not great progress but good progress. I'm glad I joined the Tour de France KAL. It's really inspired me to work steadily on my sweater. Maybe it really will be done in time for the cool weather!
Lastly, I bring you the present Mom brought me from her trip to Savannah.
I love it!! And yes, for those of you aren't local or haven't seen me leaving knit night... I drive a big red truck.