sea otter socks revisted

i have been dying to pick this yarn up again but could not figure out a pattern that would showcase the beauty of this yarn. i kept trying different patterns that would either get lost in the colorway or it would just end up pooling like no one's business.

so i went back to a basic...the basic rib that is.

as you can see, i am about 3/4ths of the way done with the first sock.

i may just save the second for our trip to europe next week. i am having a difficult time on deciding what projects to knit while away, three weeks is a long time, i am thinking of bringing maybe three different socks to knit up. the hexagon blanket would be too much to carry and knit on the plane and on trains. a sweater? also pretty bulky. i guess socks it is since i am not in the hat nor scarf mood...

i've also managed to finish putting together the malabrigo vest, all that's left is weaving in the ends and she'll be ready for her closeup.