The Christmas Morning Massacre socks should be finished by the end of this week - they are my current tram project. I still haven't perfected the hole-avoidance technique but they will be quite wearable. I should probably try some other style of sock-making but at least this pattern seems to produce socks that fit comfortably.
Over the last few days I made another hat for my husband -- but might steal it back for my own wear. It's made of Jo Sharp Ultra - 85 percent wool, 10 percent silk and 5 percent cashmere - the most gloriously thick and luxurious yarn. Colour 'clinker' which translates to dark navy blue with maybe a faint touch of green in it. The label recommended 7mm needles, but I always go down a size or two; on my 6mm hat-making circular it was a bit of a firm knit but not ridiculously so. I bought the yarn when I went to check out the famous Wool Baa which is a dangerous short tram ride from my work. It's very similar to Sunspun in terms of types and quality of yarns and accessories.
I dream of making a jumper out of Jo Sharp Ultra Clinker but estimate it would be require about 25 balls (I'm a big girl and I like long jumpers) at $7.60 each...
Summer Interweave Knits arrives
After all the shenanigans of trying to get my Spring IK mag, the summer one came without any dramas quite unexpectedly last night. There is a ribbed maternity jumper which has inspired me as to what I want to do with the as-yet untouched 20 balls of Jo Sharp DK yarn I have sitting at home. I'll have to check my gauge and adjust for a non-baby belly (of course the pattern calls for a different yarn) but I think this could work.