I have, at least, finished the Waving Lace Socks. To recap, they are by Evelyn A. Clark from the Interweave Press Book, Favourite Socks.I used a Lorna's Laces semi solid in Cranberry on 2.25mm needles. I thoroughly enjoyed the knitting of these socks, the yarn and pattern working perfectly together.
And here's a shot of the stitch pattern, without the distracting sight of my badly ironed duvet cover. Well it was chilly outside and I was in my pyjamas....I plan to make sure there is an interesting lace sock in a lively semi solid on my needles often this year.
Just as we seek simple, comfort food when we're feeling a bit peaky, garter stitch can be a comforting companion when anything more creative feels too hard. I have, therefore, heroically finished the centre part of the Truly Tasha shawl and have started the knitted on border. It's the border which lifts this shawl from being a plain garter stitch triangle to a practical and feminine shawl. It is also the twist in its tail. I have made this a couple of times before so I am no longer under the delusion that once started on the border, the shawl is nearly done. I am not going to dwell on how many feet of border I am going to be making but I'm guessing that it will probably take me as long to finish as the rest of the shawl what with rest stops an'all.
You may think that with this shot I have succumbed to derivatively arty garter stitch photography. Perhaps so, but as far as I am concerned this mountain of garter stitch represents the feet and feet of border knitting I have before me and, as in hill walking, it can only be tackled a step at a time but the view from the top should be worth it!