Wow, it's been a really long time since I blogged last, no worries though as I'm alive and well. It's been a busy few weeks now that M is moving around so much, he's getting tougher to keep up with all the time.
On the knitting front there's been tons going on. The magical mystery lace project is done and I'm really happy with it, it was such a fun knit even though it seemed at times like it would never be finished. It goes in the mail tomorrow and once I know the recipient has it I'll post some pics (I don't want to ruin the surprise). The circular shrug is done as far as the pattern is concerned but I think I'm going to fiddle with it a bit. The arms are jsut a bit shorter than I'm comfortable with and the curling is not helping so I'm thinking of adding a 2" sleeve just to give it a bit more of a polished look. I bought a really pretty wooden toggle to sew on it for closure so I'll be doing that in the next few days. I'll post pics when I'm a bit happier with the finishing.
I started Green Gable yesterday and it's going really well so far. I've read that the sizing runs really small so I'm making a size up but it's a top down raglan in the round so I know I can always try it on as I go and add as many increase rounds as I think I need. I'm through section A/B and part way through section C/D. I couldn't figure out how the neck worked out so I just did my own thing with that and I like the look of it so I'm not really worried about it. I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (the recomended yarn) in "Lapis" and the colour is so pretty, not normally something I'd choose but it's so rich I had to have it. I normally don't like knitting with cotton but the 20% wool in it seems to make a really big difference.
I've also finished two pairs of socks in the last few weeks, one for M and one for myself, my first foray into self striping sock yarns and I really like how they came out. I had a mommy day last weekend and hit Lettuce Knit to see the Socks that Rock yarn everyone on the knitty board raves about and picked up four skeins as a treat. The colours are fantastic and it's superwash. The Knitter's Frolic was this weekend too and S and I had a really good time, lots to see (and buy)!
All right, enough for now but I promise to get better at updating more frequently.