Not a lot of knitting this week – work and flu, the usual saboteurs of knitting… There are “Things That Make Me Happy” though! Sock Madness round 2 kicked off Thursday, with my pattern for the challenge. Many have already finished their socks and move on to the next round, and I have been amazed at the variations that the creative competitors have come up with. As my own knitting was pretty spotty this week, piccy is of my socks, “Mad-tini”. Each name had to have the word mad in it and these are knit in Yarntini’s fabulous wool.
I am going to be brave and participate in a knit-off for Socktopia today – hah! Between cold meds and inhalers, I should be in fine form :)! I had one of those medicated moments already this week, while checking up on the “Shut Up & Knit Your Cabin Cove” KAL that I am in. Well sort of in. I bookmarked the January entry – the kick off post, instead of the homepage post. So, never seeing any updates for a few weeks, I assumed it was a quieter KAL – there are those – but finally, randomly hit the “main” button and voila! People are posting and knitting, imagine that. Did I feel stupid or what? Not to mention, I’ve totally slacked on my Cabin Cove socks. Oh well… Lot’s of blog housekeeping and tidying to do today – before Socktopia. Hopefully there will be some gallery and pattern updates before the end of the weekend. For you shawl and lace knitters, Joan has started a KAL for the Moonlight Sonata Shawl by Shui Kuen Kozinski. The pattern is absolutely lovely and free at Elann (no affiliation). So if you’re looking for a new project, go and check it out.