Basketweave socks, and it's a great pattern, really simple repeat to follow, and a really effective pattern. I'm also loving the yarn, Sun Valley Fibres MCN Fingering. It feels really soft, yet hard wearing, and I'm loving the way it knits into spiral stripes which go really well with the pattern. This yarn was a gift from Renee, over at Confessions of a Yarn Addict, so I have to thank her for it, it's gorgeous!
The colours are actually more vibrant than this, this picture shows them better, as well as the stripes.
We've just got back from holiday, and the present of a sheepskin rug for his favourite sleeping spot seemed to placate Tomcat after we cruelly abandoned him for 2 weeks
He was so funny. I picked him up and put him on the rug, and he leapt off onto the window sill. He had to prod it several times with his paw before he decided it wasn't going to eat him and he sat on it, then quickly went to sleep. Hopefully it'll keep him off my knitting now, since he loves to sleep on things that are blocking...