I've finished the lovely Latte Lace socks (or in this colour, blackcurrant frappuccino lace). I really like them and expect I'll be making another pair at some point. The pattern is fun to knit - interesting enough to keep you knitting but quite relaxing. The yarn is Sloe Gin from Cazza, and the colour is really yummy.
I finished those and immediately cast on two new pairs of socks. New England from Nancy Bush's 'Knitting on the Road' and a plain pair in Lana Grossa self patterning yarn. The Lana Grossa socks are moving forward rapidly, and I'm really pleased with the striping pattern. I like it far more that I expected to from the unassuming ball of yarn I started with.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for the New England socks. The more observant amongst you will note the lack of needles, or signs of any progress. That is because I knit about 2 inches and then frogged it. Mine did not look cute and tidy. Mine looked messy, and goodness only knows what I was doing with the little lace pattern. Sigh. Anyway, I am not defeated. I just know better than to struggle long with a pattern when it is fighting me. I'll come back to this another time.
And today I had another request for socks! Yippeeee!! Max looks after my house for me - she comes in once a week cleans the place and sorts out stuff that needs sorting. She is AMAZING and gorgeous and funny and has proven to be a good friend over the years.
I guess she's noticed the recent spate of sock knitting (hard to miss really) and today asked if she could have a pair. Yippeee! So I'll leave her with some patterns and ask her to pick some yarn out of the stash and get those going soon.
In general, I don't knit for other people unless I know they WANT what I'm making (I don't think it's fair to expect them to love it just because I loved making it) and that they do appreciate the effort.
PS - still no sign of Wyoming. Well, except for FeltBoots brief and chilly visit that is. And although tempted, I don't think I can count that as a Wyoming blog visit.
PPS - I am dangerously close to taking on the Biggest Knitting Challenge of My Life! I'm still pondering, more detail later this week.