Socks! I finished Neal's 2005 Christmas socks yesterday, and despite my misgivings about the wierdly shaped heel, when he put the socks on, they were a perfect fit! I'm a little embarrassed by how long these took, but the wedding stole got in the way. I started these back in Socktober.
I used EZ's sewn bind off, which worked much better than my regular bind off did on the first sock. I'll go back and re do it tonight.
S is for spinning. I don't dedicate a whole lot of time to it, which is a shame since I enjoy it when I do. I've found that since I started to be more mindful when I spin, I create a nicer yarn. This alpaca/silk blend came from a 2 oz. roving I purchased at Rhinebeck last year. I couldn't resist the peacock-y colors blended with chocolate brown. When blog-free Kim's birthday approached, I knew that I wanted to spin it for her, and as I spun, I focussed my thoughts on how much happiness our friendship gives me. I finally gifted it to her this week, and I think she really likes it! I got about 80 yards, double plyed from it, which should be just enough for her to make a pattern I know she's been eyeing.
Today ain't about U at all, but it is...both of these items were on my UFO Knitters Unite list. Want to hear about some of my other UFO plans? I'm going to frog the Shadow Shawl and use the yarn for a Chevron Scarf (should I be the only knitter sans one? I didn't think so.), and. Ok, I need to take a few breaths for this one. I think I'm going to frog my one Jaywalker (which not only gave me so much grief in the knitting, but also is a wee bit tight and, let's face it, a solo sock) and use the Koigu for a Forest Canopy Shawl. Any thoughts before I do this?