Who knew Soxies would turn out to be such an intriguing little pattern? They were a quick knit, which is always gratifying. But, with their cables, they never got boring and I found myself knitting late into the night just for the fun of watching them take shape.
They knit up so quickly, that I also managed a quick Barley Hat, knit from Malabrigo Worsted that I dyed myself. I know a little boy who is going to be grateful for this hat when the weather turns chilly, although he looks less than pleased about it now.
Barley has also been a hit with the newest member of our family, a Boxer name Fig, who was a birthday present from my husband earlier this year. For those of you keeping count, that would be two dogs and four cats in our family. I'm trying to teach sweet Miss Fig that yarn is not a toy!