I was determined to get both the poncho and sockapalooza socks done this weekend. I have to mail the socks on Tuesday so they were more important, but I did finish both, and they are laying out, sort of blocking together.
The poncho is really, gorgeously soft. I tried it on before blocking and it fit nicely, and its so soft and nice, plus I have almost a whole ball of Morehouse 2ply left over. I think I might have just developed a slight addiction to Morehouse merino now.
I say that the socks are sort of blocking because they are actually machine washable- and really shouldn't be "blocked" with all those cables and ribbing. I washed them mainly to make sure they are clean. I am sort of not happy with the socks because the knitpicks essential yarn seems to have a slight fuzzy quality which makes them look a bit ratty when you are just holding them. However once they are strtched out and the cables pop out nicely, they look good. I don't know- I really hope my sock pal likes them. Goodness knows I worked really hard on them.
Secondly I am still spinning novelty yarn:
Enough for a hat, which it will eventually become... I am a bit dissapointed because my spinning isn't getting any smoother- however I have to remind myself that I haven't devoted much time to spinning, so I can't expect myself to get better without a lot of practice. Oh well- maybe I am doomed to spin novelty yarn forever. We shall see. Next up is some undyed BFL.
Lastly, I discovered something really cool the other day.
A while back I went looking for a ball of Opal sock yarn. I knew- I just knew I had bought some Opal with a blue pattern on it. I looked high and low and couldn't find it anywhere. Anyway, I was digging around in a bookshelf yesterday and pulled out a bag. I thought "Huh" and looked in the bag. Inside was this:
It was actually in the form of a half-finished sock- totally WAYYY TOO HUGE. (I had knit it on size 3 needles- Opal, size 3 needles? What was I thinking? I started this sock way back in my sock newbie stage so I guess I can be excused for my ignorance). So I ripped the sock out and I now have an extra ball of Opal. Yea! (Although I am "socked out" for now.)
Next up: dishclothes and the Cable 8 sock. I had one commenter who had noted that she had lost track on how many projects I had "planned." Yeah- its true- I do tend to have a lot of things in the pipeline, but I think a lot of knitters are like this. I mean what do ya'll think? I am always planning new things to knit, and sometimes plan them long before I actually knit them. Who else is with me?