Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, US peeps! Happy WIPW to everyone else.
I spent a TON of time knitting last weekend, since I was on my own and dodging chores like crazy. I have to say, it was really fun to just play hooky from everything and knit in my pyjamas as much as I wanted. I actually have some progress to show for it, too:
I finished two Puffs from my super-lovely swap yarn, but you don't get to see those til Friday (see "finished" above). I'm loving knitting these little buggers, especially in all the spectacular yarn that showed up in the swap packages.
I also finished Sock! Man, that was a long time coming. I was so excited that I dove into Sock the Second pretty much immediately. It's cruising along at a pretty fast clip now.
I think I have the opposite of Second Sock Syndrome -- once I finally manage to squeeze the first one off the needles, I knit like crazy until I have a pair. Weird, no? Anyway, I'm hoping to wear these before the end of the weekend, but we'll see.
And, I started on the Peerie Mittens. The cashmere cuff-lining is all done and soooooooooo soft. Love. The ribbing has started, but I'm having some laddering issues with the colorwork on the dpns and they're making me feel stabby. It looks like this...
The green is the cuff lining, the red at the bottom is the provisional cast-on and the rest is the actual part of the cuff that will be visible. It looks kind of odd now, but I have high hopes!
The hopes are kind of long term, though... I've decided that between the puffs and the socks and the mittens that there are WAY too many dpns in my life at the moment, so I'm going to finish the socks before doing any more mittening. I'm also going to finish swatching and cast on for Lorna Suzanne, since knitting some epic long rows on a nice set of dependable circs sounds like heaven right now.
It also sounds like a great way to start a long weekend. Hope you all enjoy yours, too!