I didn't drop off the face of the earth. I took about 6 weeks off from knitting after Christmas and it took a little longer to get back to blogging. I've been knitting on some on-going projects and some new ones.
This is a package I sent to my sock swap pal last week. The socks were knit with Knit Picks Risata. I like it! The pattern is from Ann Budd's Getting Started Knitting Socks--Herringbone Lace Socks.
As usual, I used two circs but knitted top down as per the pattern. I like the toe on this one--a little less "wedgie" than others.
Here's a closeup of the design with eye of partridge heel.
Karen Neal of "Hand Painted Gloves" fame, has created a fingerless version. See it at Karendipity .These are the yarns I'll be using. The picture is terrible! It's Colinette Jitterbug in Monet and a semi-solid pink. In person they are much richer looking.
This you won't believe!!!! The gloves I made last year were returned ! Yes, you heard me right! They came in the mail, unharmed, from the county fair people. No explanation, just the gloves in the envelop 6 months after the fact! Well, I'm glad they are back--now I can send them to my daughter in Minn.
The Opera Scarf from Blue Sky Alpacas, in 2 strands of KP Alpaca Cloud.
A generic baby blanket in Lion Homespun.
Some progress on the Plain Vanilla Sweater. It goes with me to knitting group and guild meetings. Eventually it will be done.
More later on plans for the rest of the year--yes, there is a new TO-DO List!