Despite appearances, I've actually been doing a lot of knitting. I'm on an organisation and finishing kick, so I pulled my Veyla Mittens off the naughty step, and finished off the second of the pair.
Ysolda's pattern is lovely, and the yarn (Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk) is lovely, but for me, they just didn't work that well together. The Alpaca Silk didn't have any stretch at all, and I found it hard to keep both lace and stocking stitch looking neat as a result.
Next up are some plain socks. These are ready for Jim's Christmas stocking and they are absolutely plain vanilla socks, worked from my head, so nothing really exciting to report. The yarn was lovely to work with. It's Fyberspates Gloucester Tweed, and makes a lovely fabric for socks. I think these will get worn lots. Jeni doesn't have this colour in stock anymore, but there are some lovely alternatives: Storm Gloucester Tweed is beautful for example.
I'm popping into town shortly, and hoping to find the perfect buttons to accent my Quick Work in Thick Wool from A Stitch in Time volume 2. I finished the knitting and sewing up on Saturday, so I can't wait to wear it properly. And in the spirit of clearing the decks, the only new thing I've cast on is a bauble for my local knitting group's annual ornament swap. So I only have 3 things on my needles right now - and more surprising is the fact that I've worked on all three over the weekend. If you've been reading for a while, then I think you may know what that means... Pics will follow.