So, what have I been working on? I finished a pair of Pom Pom Peds in Sockotta, which is a discontinued wool/cotton/nylon blend:
This was my first ever pair of socks. They were pretty easy, as socks go, though they took more hours than I expected! Tiny yarn, tiny needles, go figure. I learned a lot from doing these, which I'm now applying to my second pair. For one thing, I started off way too loose. So the cuffs and heel flaps turned out huge, and the socks are weird around the ankle. (See how the right cuff is rolling a bit? That's because it's too damn loose.) Also, the pattern is taller than I want, so I'm experimenting with a shorter heel flap and an adapted gusset to match.
I ripped and reknitted the first sleeve of my Miette:
This gave me the chance to practice proper tension on DPNs. The first time I did it, the sleeve was noticeably tighter than the body. This time, it's all even. Yay!
I knitted about a quarter of the body of a basic sweater for my boyfriend:
This is my TV knitting. I'm using Valley Yarns Northampton, which I absolutely love. It's so nice to work with.
And just this weekend, I started my second pair of Pom Pom Peds--this time in Cascade Heritage Paints:
More to come...