This finishing lark is quite addictive so I also put the finishing touches to these socks for my niece. The last pair I made for her are lovingly folded in her drawer but she did admit that she finds them a bit scratchy so the search began for yarn for a princess. The yarn I ended up choosing was Yarn Yard Merino Tencel which is very warm and soft. I do hope that she likes them. I will soon find out as I am off to Wales to see them next weekend for my nephew's 9th birthday. I love visiting at this time of year, not only for the birthday celebrations but also for the Talybont show where this year the sheep should be back after last year's blue tongue scares.
This week I have been beavering away on my works in progress. I have started the second sleeve of my charcoal jumper, finished the first bobbin of my green merino silk spinning and reached the final flutter of my flutter scarf. One more good bobbin full should finish the thing! How exciting.
Finally, I have to fess up. All this hard work deserved a small reward.... So, I have cast on for a new sock. This is Spring Forward from the latest Knitty in Sanguine Gryphon Eithos yarn in the shade Parmenides. It's lovely soft, lustrous merino and is knitting up very nicely I think.