First, for the Ravelry update since I know you are all on the edge of your seats about it: 619. Almost there!
Now for the knitting content. Lots to discuss! One unplanned project has been completed and a few others started. For the completed item, the New Toy needed a sock to keep it safe in the purse. So I made one with some sock yarn scraps in lieu of spending $$$ on an official iPhone case. I really like mine. It's soft and exactly the colors I would want. It took 2 evenings to make and was very simple. I will plan to write up a recipe for it and put it on the blog. Here is a picture...it still needs either a button or some Velcro, but I haven't decided which yet.
One to the new projects. First, I decided that it was getting about time that I knit some socks for myself. I have admired the pattern for Baudelaire for some time and am now making them using Lorna's Laces in Blackberry. They are awesome so far, and the pattern is great. Easy enough to zip through, but not so easy as to bore me. Here is a pic of my progress so far:
While I would love to just keep working on these socks, mom has a friend that just had a baby boy and there is a need for a hand-knit gift to be made and mailed. I am going to make Trellis in Knitpicks Shine Worsted in the color Bachelor Button. I intend to get started on this item tonight.
As for the other UFO's, well let's see. The jacket for Bugs is pretty much in time out. Having to rip out various parts multiple times has really peeved me, so I am going to focus on other projects for the moment. But I will finish it sometime soon. All the errors have been user errors, but I'm kind of frustrated with it. And the socks I am making her are kind of boring, so they are on hold for the moment. Poor little Bugs!
For a pet update. All of the dogs got to hunt for quail this weekend and then they got baths. They look so pretty and they are so soft! Here is a picture of the three of them on the couch after their long weekend.
It's a wonder DH and I can ever find a seat in this house. Starting from the left, you see Deacon, Daisy, then Dino. It's a pile of spots!
Well, I think this is about all I have to report for the moment. Wish me luck on all the knitting I need to accomplish!