On the weekend I finished Leon's latest socks, Charade . They look amazing, although the stitch pattern is kind of hard to photograph. They are not lacy and they don't have holes. The pattern was a great choice. Exactly what I needed. Last week was rather stressful: my father ended up in the ICU with a breathing tube down his throat and it was all quite scary and unpleasant. To have a simple, but not boring, sock to work on through the stress was perfect. I also really like the yarn / pattern match. The textured pattern really allowed the depth of colour shading in the Little Dipper yarn to emerge. All in all, a good sock and a great yarn.