Yay, week 30! I am proud to say that I have yet to miss one of these little outings, even if I have little (or nothing at all) to contribute. What does that say about me? That I need to get a life, is what it says. Ah well, I'm sure I will some day, right after I finish knitting (Ha!)
So here's what's up around here this week: Yummy Mochi socks continue to progress. And since some folks have asked - the colorway is called "Spice Market". Anyway, I'm happy to announce that they are now "socks" instead of "sock" by virtue of this:
That, my friends is 2.5 rounds of 1x1 ribbing on size 1 needles. It is all that exists of sock #2, but I'm still pretty happy about it, given that it means sock #1 is done done DONE. Whee! And sock #1 is so soft, and so squishy and so warm that I'm dying to give it a companion. Mini Mochi as the cure for Second Sock Syndrome? Entirely possible.
And, because I am a masochist, I went and picked up the cable lace vest (which henceforth will be known as The Vest From Hell) again and started working on it. I've managed to start working up one of the fronts now, and it's possible this might find its way to the finish line some day. Maybe. I so wish I didn't hate this pattern, but my gosh. I really do. I hate that it requires so much thinking, and 2nd guessing, and fixing of errors (the pattern's not mine), and the writing out of lines so I can keep it all straight. Blerg. It's character building, right? Well, I've built about 8 rows of character in the last day or so. Here it is, in all its poorly-lit (sorry!) glory:
The FOs that come out of this pattern are really, really pretty. So I'll finish. And then I'll reward myself with some squishy yarn... because it's better for me than chocolate.
And now I'm off to check out everyone else's Wednesday Progress -- there's so much lately! It's kind of awesome.