Well things are moving along with the man socks. Slowly, but they are progressing. I've gotten the heels turned and have begun to move up the legs on these socks. I'm hoping that they will start to go a little faster now. The good news is that the end is finally in sight! I don't think I'll be knitting two socks at once again for awhile. This is my second time trying it out and I just don't enjoy the whole process very much. I did get an inch knit on each sock last night; I'm going for another inch tonight.
I'm also continuing to work on my little Silk Garden jacket. I hap a slight mishap. I knitted the marker right into the jacket! I just need to go out to the garage and find the wire cutters to extract it! I thought about unknitting the rows I need to get to the marker. In the end, I decided that just cutting it out and remaking the marker will be much quicker.
I'm still spinning too of course. I'm working on the skeins I need to go with last Friday's post for some sort of shawl. I'm thinking of a feather and fan type thing. I'll have the next skein posted on Friday.
I'm also looking ahead to my next spinning project and I think I 'm going to try spinning from a fiber batt this time. All of my spinning up until this point has been from combed top or rovings, but the fiber above is in batt form. I haven't figured out quite how I want to divide them up to start spinning. These batts are from Hobbledehoy and the color is named Constellations. The fiber is merino, about 3 ounces, and is primarily black with bright colored streaks. I decided to just lay them out and have a look. I think the black might end up muddling all the other colors. I'm anxious to see how it turns out.