I do not post to often these days but apparently I have a good excuse: I'm knitting instead!
See, another pair of socks done!
Pattern: Jaywalker from Grumperina, bigger size (CO 84 st)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Socks, bittersweet
Needles: 2.5 mm dpn, bamboo
Wait... Underestimating the chilly wind, I discovered a new way of blocking! Freezing socks in form!
As you can see, they do fit. [Dear sock pal, if you see this picture, don't worry! I do NOT have duck feet! Don't adjust your pattern in accordance to this picture. I am about to attend a class on how to use my digital cam. It's about time..] Knitting with LL's was great. The yarn is incredibly soft, forgiving, has a nice stitch texture and such a beautiful shine. Moreover, the bittersweet colourway is gorgeous! They even sizzles a bit but most of all they are a late contribution to this
Even obstacles in the knitting process only make one stronger. For me, I learned that I cannot only save one or two dropped or wrong-way cabled stitches but drop the stitches of an entire needle for a re-do. Very nice.
Another one? I know you want it. Look at the little sheep that not in the slightest fullfil any other purpose here than posing in all their cuteness. [mouse-over for close-up]
If you don't know these cute stitch markers already then go here. Katie was very busy designing unnaturally coloured sheep this time (well.. talking about the green one above) and started a Project Spectrum Sheep Club. Meaning, you will get a sheep in each month's colour if you join. Fabulous idea!