One of the goals of the SOS participation for me was to try to knit the socks toe-up, which I did in the second pair.
I used Judy's Magic Cast-on method and short-row heel. I finished them but am not too thrilled. The toes aren't neat and I definitely do not like the short-row heels. They are also too big for me. I wasn't figuring out quite right yet the measurement of toe-up socks. Anyway, here they are. Roccoco with Claudia Handpaint.
I am not giving up on toe-ups, though.
My second attempt is Wendy Johnson's Diagonal Lace socks.
I used the Turkish cast-on this time and like it a whole lot more. The yarn is Mini Mochi. While the color saturation is great and it is very soft knitted up, the yarn is extremely splitty and is a pain in the neck to knit. I won't knit with it again.
Other summer-related stuff is also going great.
The house looks beautiful with all the flowers in bloom.