Nope, not gems...socks. I really grew to dislike this pattern (can you even see the diamond pattern?? Didn't think so).
Have you ever started something that you're not thrilled with, but you feel like you have to finish it anyway?
Tim doesn't have that problem. He once started a 700-page book on Cleopatra. He thought it was ok and read it on and off for a few months. Finally, around p. 678, he said, "I know how this ends" and STOPPED reading it. My reaction was how could someone possibly do that???
Now I am just envious of that ability. Anyway, despite really not liking this pattern, I finally finished the socks after putting them away for a few months. And, here they are: