here are a few finished projects - the guinevere socks with altered toes. even though the pattern looks wishy-washy with the yarn - they wear nicely and feel good on my feet. I didn't think the heel would fit like that, but it does, at least in the birkies I usually wear. normally I'd change needles for heels and toes, when I knit socks, but I didn't this time - we'll see how fast I'll get holes in my heels:))
I also finished the Aeolian shawl, at least the knitting and blocking is done. this is a more detailed photo:
I do like how it looks, though if I did it again I would use a slightly chunkier yarn. it isn't too small, it just feels extremely light and given the fact that I rarely wear shawls - and if I do, I wear them for warmth and not looks - it's probably going to go to another home eventually. I will try painting the lace first though - a good base I think, because the different areas of the pattern are well defined, and also the investment for the yarn and the time for knitting wasn't extraordinary either. I am thinking about blue and green tones? or maybe blue and red and purple - like a sunset?
of course my needles are never empty! I snatched up a pair of socks I started a while ago - nothing special, simple straightforward socks for DS - as long as I don't put the promised HP decos on it at least. I also started the print o'the waves stole by Eunny Jang, but there's nothing much to show with the fine yarn and only 8 or 9 rows!
in spinning I finished the first 100 g of BFL in brown - but as long as there's no button for touch/feel on the computer, a uniform brown hank isn't going to make it into the blog:)) it does feel nice though, soft and scrunchy and I am rather impatient to knit with it now! unfortunately I have to do quite a lot of the merino/possum mix first, because the BFL in brown and "humbug" (brown/natural blend) is only decoration for the main colour of m/o.
I also "found" three small balls of angelina again, one white and two in a blend of pastel tones that I wanted to mix into some other fibres. I have been going through some of my fibre stash and I want to start blending colours and fibres more. unfortunately the weather is once again dysmal, rain all day and wind, too - so no carding outside:(( it'll have to wait until the weather dries up a bit! what a summer!