seeing as how i have several different things to share, i'm not even going to shoot for continuity. instead, i am purposefully mixing it all up!
first up ... something finished !
...sockens. purple heathered sockens. purple heathered wool/acrylique sockens knitted at a larger gauge. these are the socks that i knitted during the beginning sock class i teach at my lys. for teaching purposes, i've found that we can actually get a sock knitted if it's at a larger gauge. in the class, we use plymouth's encore worsted and whatever size dpns that will yield a gauge of 5 sts/inch. though the label recommends a US 8, i end up using a US 5. and in class, it's not uncommon to see each person using a different needle size.
i have been knitting on my aran blankie. now that i have air conditioning (which, for this season, has been for about a month) i won't die with a giant pile of wool in my lap as i knit on this baby. i went diggin' in the 66 qt. bin that houses this project and found my two finished smaller panels. in the picture, i have each smaller panel flanking the larger unfinished panel ... just to give me (and you) an idea of what this will look like someday. i figure i am at least 1/2 through this project, as i have 2 out of 3 small panels completed, and at least 2/3rd's of 1 of the 2 large panels. regardless, i realize that this is a long term project (and let us not forget i started this in 2000 !).
special note: this yarn color is called chartreuse. sometimes, depending on the light, it looks like tobacco. sometimes, pea soup. most often, it's the perfect shade of ICK. i love it. i love how the color changes depending on its light source.
stuart! stuart has a man-bag ! yay!!! i think agent aubergine loves stuart as much as i do ... as she made him a freeform spiral bag. he loves his bag. it completes his outfit. and he can pack his gun.
oooh! another sock. and not just another sock ... but a socken-mate !