Incredible as it may seem, my photo of Sally the cat received the most votes in the Knit Purl Sock Club online contest! The contest was for the most "twitterific" photo, which is going to mean different things to different people. My prize is a year's membership in their dreamy sock club.
Before the first installment arrives, there is time to finish a pair of socks for my brother-in-law's 50th birthday. He's an animator who does his work on computers, as most animators do these days. Knitty's bmp will remind him of Old School computerized animation. You can play Space Invaders on line, gratis, and for free here.
The yarn is the Louet Gems called for in the pattern. Despite the size 0 needles, this pattern is quick going. The pattern is simple but varied, which makes for an addictive knit.