my first finished sock in sock yarn ... exploring short row shaping with the toe-up technique. it was actually much easier than the regular method, makes the whole thing totally brainless. a good thing to do when you're feeling your creativity waning. made with Opal Handpaints sock yarn. it's a bit scratchy compared to the Lana Grossa , Scheepjes and Lang yarns, but i guess it is the hand dyeing process that roughs up the cuticle because everyone raves about Opal. but more important, i figured out how to upload my pictures directly from the camera-phone to my Flickr account! look forward to many more bad pics taken on the go with my phone!