My hoodie looks like an alien

I am sooo close to being done with the regular knitting. I still have to cut the steeks, do the neck/hood ribbing, sew up the hem, weave in ends, etc. The deep v-neck steek makes the neck look so much smaller than it will be after I cut it open. It certainly doesn’t look like it could fit an adult human right now, but maybe an alien..? My alien says hello.

Pattern: Apres Surf Hoodie from Interweave Knits Summer 2008
Yarn: Shine Sport Sand (discontinued color from my stash)
Needles: Knit Picks US 1 (2.50mm) 32″ nickel plated fixed circular for the body and two 24″ nickel plated fixed circulars for the sleeves

And, here are my meeting socks. Getting close too. I only knit on them during work meetings – maybe two more staff meetings worth of knitting – or one staff meeting and two podcasts. What do you think? I love tall socks, so I always knit all the way to the end of the 100 grams. These are the “mistake” gradated Sock Blanks from our experimental session. I had too much dye in the dye solution, so there wasn’t enough gradation for my taste, although I’m pleased to note that the gradation has become more apparent in the socks than it was in the Blank.

Pattern: Two at Once, Toe Up, Magic Loop Socks
Yarn: superwash Merino/nylon Sock Blank
Dye: turquoise Jacquard Acid dye
Needles: US size 0 40″ nickel plated fixed circular <