I finished the first sock today! Taylor tried it on the moment it was finished, and it fits and looks lovely on her. I immediately cast on the second sock. I'm estimating that it will take me 5 or 6 more weeks to finish the second sock: two for the leg, one for the heel, and two or three for the gusset, foot, and toe.
These are the first pictures I'm posting from my new camera. My old camera, aside from being very old (only 5 megapixels, compared to the new one's 16!), developed the nasty habit of not opening the lens cover fully when it powered on. This led to several blacked-out pictures on my summer vacation and a lot of annoyance at needing to poke the thing open with my fingernail every time I wanted to take a picture. But one thing I really loved about my old camera was the fact that it uses AA batteries. I know opinions are strongly divided on this subject, but being able to carry and acquire extra batteries easily is really important to me, especially when I'm traveling. When I started looking at new cameras online, I had a hard time finding many options that use AA batteries, so when I saw a few options on sale in my price range last week that used them, I got one. So far I'm very happy with it.
In other news, the baby recipient of the receiving blanket I made this summer was born this week! Her mom sent me two very sweet and adorable photos of her all swaddled up in her blanket. She is a beautiful baby!