I'm about 3/4 the way up my knoll, and the big maple tree at the upper right edge of the picture is the same big tree you can see in the distance on my Saturday picture, but from the other side. The paddock from that view - where the sheep are - is barely visible in this picture just to the left of the big maple.
Most of the trees you can see in the nearer ground are wild hawthorns, apples, and pears - basically weed trees that took over when the pastures were let go 50 years ago. The haw's are a pain, but the sheep LOVE wild apples and pears.
In the fall, when an apple drops on the ground the sheep can hear it a mile away and they roar off to find it.
Meanwhile back at the Sock Machine
Here's a pair of Opal Kollektionsenwicklung socks. (That took longer to type than it did to knit the socks!)
It is standard Opal 75/25 wool/nylon; 425m/100g; 28 stitches/36 rows/10cm
The colour way is an Opal test and I gather not in great supply. I knit this pair one sock from one skein, and the other from another. I was pleased that I got a reasonable match in the pattern - meaning no knots.
This pair is sized Medium and was done on the 54 cylinder.
And here is another unsock idea:
The yarn is my own Sport Weight, and the colours are Lilac, Leaf Green, and Colonial Blue.
I did a pico hem, and the full 'leg' in 2:1 mock rib, changing to full stockinette for the 'foot'.
There is a toe in these, but no heel. So fairly quick to make up. Except for the waiting to duplicate stitch thing ;o)