armes Hühnchen

Yeah, well, I am feeling like a bit of a lame duck.  Or a poor chicken, as the Germans would have it.
Basically, I can’t seem to get my camera to take non-crappy photos.  They’re always kind of dark, kind of blurry, kind of lame.  So I don’t post.  And now I have a big backlog of finished and failed to share.  And no decent photos.
(Which really isn’t a surprise.  You should see our family Christmas photos: just short of headless wonders, one and all.)
Please bear with me.
I did, however, finish and deliver the fancy socks.

fancy socks

Nothing too complicated, just a modified (read: dumbed-down from memory) version of the Gentleman’s Fancy Socks by Nancy Bush.  All the details here.

They are very sturdy.  I hope they fit, as I did not have a gentleman — fancy or otherwise — handy for fitting purposes.  But despite this question mark (minus the Mysterians), which was not, of course, the fault of the pattern in any way, they were a good, straightforward, no-nonsense kind of knit.  Perfect for a gift.