what has been my distraction?
... socks. what else? lace. what else? lace & socks? ... of course.
i thought this pattern, blackrose from knitty, was just pretty !. i had some "new" sock yarn from that store i went to in hickory, nc, ... a strand of purls. lately, i feel more of an "itch" to cast on with "fresh" yarn ... nothing against the "seasoned" yarn ... it's probably just a guilt thing.
the yarn is Araucania Ranco Solid in shade 'midnight' 120. it IS midnight! i love the color, though it's hard to capture the deep variations. the knitting is slow as i can only knit on this during daylight hours. once a lamp comes on in the evening, the sock is set aside.
there is other knitting going on as well. and then there's the "next sweater" research happening too.