This is the gorgeous 2ply wool I got at the Wool Fest last weekend (Old Bus Depot Markets) which makes me think of spring time, and a cone of pink Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply pink I found at Salvos for $3 (aren't you jealous?). I think I'm going to turn these two into a lovely lacey pretty shawl thingy, using a pattern from THIS :
Wow. What a book. This was a total treat for myself - we've had a rough couple of weeks, with my dotter being very ill, and doing the diagnosis run-around. She and I both needed a knitting pick-me-up, and this book has done the trick. It's wonderful and I will bring it to SnB to
And here is the sock I'm knitting for my dear hubby, using a classic ancient 60s-era Patons knitting pattern. I shall not be drawn into 'Mega Sock' territory again (see earlier post for photos and sob story). The blue Patonyle was from Salvos (part of the cache that broke my 'Use What You Have Month' promises!) and the new Heirloom is to make sure I don't run out of wool - I'll do a series of stripes or something (thanks for the idea, Taph!).
This is my 'comfort shawl' - a very simple pattern, easy to do without mistakes while watching telly. The yarn is an 8ply something, feels like wool, and very soft. I've another smallish ball of it, so I'm near the end of this one. I think I'll add a Feather and Fan edge along the bottom, so I'll be heading into that territory soon. There are over 300 stitches on the needles now, so each row takes a while!
And last of all, my Jaywalker Socks are DONE - haven't got a pic yet, but rest assured they are very comfortable, and I'm