Well, this is arguably writing. So there. And it's even on my to-do list, which means blogging is an approved activity!
First of all, it's good to know that I'm by no means the only one who hates knitting with cotton. Unfortunately I think this is going to make it more difficult to get rid of the 8 hanks of Araucania Nature Cotton that I have sitting around....
Thanks for your compliments on my Picovoli. I am enjoying wearing it [unlike some famous knitters out there, I wear my sweaters ;)].
And my Mom can knit and crochet; my guess is that if she used the yarn it would probably be for knitting, though. UPS tracking tells me the package was delivered yesterday... I hope to hear from her soon!
And now, here's what I've been up to. I've finally conquered the Parade sock, and having finished one, have started the second. I want to get these over with so I can knit something different!
I've also been working on my Gossamer Ruffle Shawl. This is what one ball of Gossamer gets me to:
Since the ruffle is the very last part, it's going to look sad and lumpy until the very end. But I have to get this off the needles, too, so I can knit a felted bag. Why do all the patterns I want to knit right now all take the same needle size?
Finally, here is a gratuitous photo of my sock yarn, which I may be installing into one of my bookcases in the near future so I can look at it more often:
Question: I'll be gone on a 4 or 5 week trip with cross-country plane flights and lots of in-car time. How much sock yarn do you think I should take?