Shawn bought me these hippos yesterday... isn't he sweet and aren't they cute?! I love hippos and have quite the collection of the critters. This moma and baby pair are from the Planet Earth collection (from the tv series).
More sock progress. I'm almost finished with one pattern repeat. The color is between the two pictures... the turquoise is relatively bright, but the purples and rust are a bit darker. I think I need to take pictures of this yarn in the early morning light.
Anita O commented on how I knit myself gifts... I love knitting myself gifts for holidays/special ocassions! Most knitters craft for others and rarely make something for themselves (that doesn't end up being gifted to someone else anyway). I think that we should all make things that are just for us as gifts. I'm trying to make myself a pair of socks for major milestones in my life. Ok, some aren't so major (like finishing out a semester or going to SAFF), but others are... graduating college, birthdays, Christmas, the start of my career, marriage (I'm so wearing handknit socks on my wedding day!), etc. So, all you knitters/crocheters/weavers/whatevers, make something for yourself and cherish it!