I've been working on the Branching Out scarf. The lace is turning out fine now. I'm trying really hard to read the stitches so that I can get a grip on how the lace is progressing. I think it's part of learning to do lace, and this is my first lace project, but I'm not enjoying it all that much; it may be my last. I need to go search through my current projects and see if I can find my size 8 straights. I started this one on circulars so I could take it on the airplane last summer-- summer 2005 <gulp>-- but now they're curving around and driving me crazy. I'd rather work on it on straights, but it seems that my straight size 8s are tied up in other projects.
I also finished the first Sissy-Fuß sock. Pictures to follow. I've started the second sock, but I'm not past the toe yet. No doubt, I'll be doing that one again, and again, and again <sigh>. Somehow I've done the wraps wrong, and I think I may have to start over. But that's par for the course with this particular project. It just wouldn't be Sissy-Fuß if I didn't have to do it twice. Or three times. Or into eternity, up the hill, down the hill, up the hill. . .
In other knitting news, I'll be winding the pink Cascade 220 today to make Punkin’s christmas belted clause. Christmas felted clogs. Voice recognition software can have a mind of its own <g>. I thought that one was too funny to erase. Then I had to train it to recognize “erase” instead of “the race”. But the point is, I have three hanks of Cascade 220, 2 pink (9469) and 1 quatro (9440), to make my little darling new slippers for her gigantic feet. She's 9, and I'll be making women's size 6. Granted, they should be a little big, and size 6 is as small as the pattern goes, but still: Size 6. Yike!
My big project today is to get all my piano music and other things onto the brand-new shelves that are in the living room. I always mean to take a "before" picture, but it looks so horrible but I'm always reluctant to take the "before" picture, but then when I get done, I'm sad that I don't have a "before" picture so I can compare it to the "after." So today, I will try and take a "before" picture, although I reserve the right not to put it on the blog. But I'll know.
I'm off to tote books around the house. More later. Maybe.