Last night I finished the Harris Tweed Socks for my Dad's birthday in just under 2 weeks. I am really happy with how these have turned out. I think that socks in an 8ply is really the way to go - I just love the texture and how they look especially tension-wise. I really think 3.75mm needles are the way to go.
I made the Boyfriend Socks in a 10 ply, and I don't think I like the texture of them. I think it may be the needle size, so will be trying to make another pair of Thuja's for my brother's birthday (also in under 2 weeks).
It was really hard to get a nice pic of the Boyfriend Socks - black just doesn't show patterns very well!! I am doing my Brothers Socks in a Navy, so hopefully that will show the pattern a bit better. I am unsure whether to up or down a needle size to get a similar texture to the Harris Tweed Socks. I think I will make them on 4.5mm needles so that they are just a little bit bigger for my brother's gigantic feet.
Once these final pair of socks are completed, I want to finish off the Little Lady Bug dress for Nessa and I also want to complete the Top Down Jacqueline (so I can wear it to the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show). Once these are completed, I want to make another February Lady Sweater as a KAL, but not sure what colour I want as yet as well as another Yggdrasil Afghan which I want to make out of a 4ply as a baby blanket.
So many projects, so little time...