Thank you for all of the compliments. I have to agree with you, my model is beautiful and so is the sweater. :) You could say I am a bit biased. (What gets me though is that I was gangly and homely at that age and she isn't)
There was a peek of sun today so I took some posed pictures of my Lenore's. To bad I don't have any Poe laying around. When I started these socks, I was trying to make them way too hard! I did that top cuff, then did it again, thinking I had to. They were tight, so I went back to reread the directions, and I realized I didn't need to do those 24 rows twice. Sometimes I am a dunce! After frogging them, they fit much better. I tried the heel that she wrote for this pattern and found it didn't fit my foot either so did my regular short-row heel. I like it so much better. I soaked them last night in a bit of vinegar water to make sure the dye was set, then some Eucalan.
This is definitely a pattern I will use again, it was easy after the cuff. The pattern is Lenore by Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee. It was from the RSC October 2007 kit.