I have not posted something knitterly in so long that you may have forgotten that I had misplaced my Knitting Mojo.
I think I have finally found it.
Here are my Solstice Slip socks, I think I finally have the right size and the hang of the pattern. I am to the point now where I actually want to knit them. That may sound funny but the pattern kicked my butt for a couple of repeats, I had thought about ripping the whole thing and picking a different pattern for the yarn. I managed to stick it out and I am happy with the results. I don't think these socks will be done anytime soon, the cable pattern is slow going but I am now enjoying the knit.
I have been having fun with these socks. The sun is a little bright in this picture and the colors appear a bit washed out, they are a little brighter in real life. This pattern is in the back of the Sensational Knitted Socks book. I love it, it is easy to knit after a phone call to mom for advice (not even advice, all she did was read the pattern out loud to me and it made more sense than when I read it myself)
I had started the pattern with Judy in mind, I thought they might make a good Christmas gift for her (I don't think she reads the blog). She loves yellow so I thought she might like the yarn. As it knits up the orange (Shannon, just for you) seems to call out to me more than the yellow and I am not sure if Judy will like them at all. They will be to small for me, but I imagine I can find another taker if I decide they are not Judy's colours.
The little bag it is in was a purchase from Knit Picks, a good price and just the right size for a sock on the go.
I have even done a little spinning. I am trying to spin just a little bit every day, even if it is only 10 minutes. I think it might surprise me how much yarn I can spin up with just 10 minutes a day. I will let you know how it works out.