Dustinac, those are SO pretty, and thanks for the link! Good grief, I have so many choices for the next sock, it's overwhelming - I want to knit them all! I love the idea of mixing sculptural flowers with the knit socks, as I have been drooling over the felted pocketbook kits you can get that are adorned with sculpted knit flowers and leaves, etc. I may have to try this...
Steve, Wow, you guys are one active crew! My very best friend lives in NYC and used to teach at a school called (I think) Julliard, although I probably have mis-spelled it. Her husband taught music for years and now he's retired, he [i]still [i]teaches at an after-school program for disadvantaged kids who want to learn instruments. She plays violin and his job is playing oboe with the NYC Ballet Orchestra. When they come up to visit, they often bring their instruments and give DH and me and impromptu concert. Lucky, huh? Musical talent is such a wonderful gift!
Well, yesterday I knit quite a bit on DH's sock - I'm trying to use the parts that I like to do and make it all work. First time I've ever not really followed a pattern... I'm roughly using Charlene Schurch's 4-stitch toe-up sock pattern, a figure 8 cast on from Silver's sock class, and my own interpretation of the Stansfield 12 pattern on the instep. I kinda like it so far - I had to do a different color toe and heel 'cause I had just a bit of this red come with the rest of the wool I just got and don't want to waste it. I am going to try to do the heels and cuff tips with it as well, we'll see how far it goes before I run out! Living on the edge, here...
Jenny, awesome story - Today must be the big day for you and little Emily!
Good luck and God bless!
Carla - Love that Yarn Porn!!! You've got a great guy, there! That must've been a blast. Can't wait to see what you do with it all!
Christine, Can't wait to see! I haven't done much on them, yet. Maybe more today, now that DH's socks are well underway...
Gina, You are so nice to teach MIL how to do all that; it is so relaxing to knit, that I'm sure she will appreciate it to no end you teaching her how. It IS hard to spot mistakes, especially with certain types of yarn.
Abbily, Hope you feel better very soon - Strep sucks. At least you have some quiet time to rest.
Jackie, can't wait to see the Simply Cables! I did some cables on the tunic vest I just finished, yay!
I couldn't resist showing how Chloe often uses my yarn for a pillow while I knit beside her. (PeaWee is on the back of the couch behind me out of sight).
Here's some pics of what I've been up to - Have a great knitting day, Everyone!