Yes, it is that day of days, International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I'm not feeling much like a pirate today, but I did dress like one last Halloween, so maybe there is a little pirate hiding in there.
In honor of the day, I thought I would catch up and share a long-finished object. These are my Jack Sparrow Went to Canada socks. The pattern is a combination of the Jack Sparrow's Favorite Socks pattern from Katydid Knits and the Canada Socks from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. I turned them around a bit by knitting from the cuff down. They took a bit of fiddling to get gauge. I did mention that gauge is playing tricks on me, didn't I? I may need to re-knit the foot of one because the pooling is annoying me. When I knit just a little looser than usual (maybe some rum would help), the pooling wasn't so bad. Why is there never any rum? Oh, that's why!