It seems that despite my best intentions there are two things that do not change and shall not change in my life at the moment.
1. My job will try to suck up all available time in a way that reaps me great reward and acknowledgement with my bosses; and really cuts into the knitting time. I enjoy my job - but I like knitting so much more!
2. Despite all endeavours to knit things that are not socks (and occasional success in the form of small soft elephants), I seem only to knit socks!
Most recently, I've been exclusively knitting stripy boy socks.
H received his second installment from the Rams Sock Club - a pattern called Fibonacci de la Linea - which as the name suggests, uses the Fibonacci sequence to set the stripe repeats; and as we both think the colours are awesome, they were straight on the needles:
I've done one sock and I'm taking a little break at the moment to do some birthday knitting - I like the effect of the pattern but the pattern itself seemed to overcomplicate the desired effect. It's also missing row gauge which I find I need when knitting toe up socks; not so much to match it exactly, but to know whether I'm knitting longer or shorter and to adjust accordingly. Needless to say, there has been much ripping back and re-knitting before I got this sock to fit H's foot - the second one should be quicker though.
The intermission knitting is my second pair of stripy boy socks.
These are vanilla socks, for mindless restorative knitting; to keep me sitting still while my tired brain catches up with the day.
The yarn was an impulse buy last autumn - it's Wendy Happy 4ply which is a 75/25 bamboo/nylon mix; not an ounce of wool in sight. I was pleasantly surprised with the yarn, I thought it might be too splity to knit without looking at it but it's soft, smooth, and well twisted together so it knit up pretty easily.
The colourway is Aries, so hopefully the Gemini for whom they are intended won't mind too much - he's been dropping hints left right and centre for more socks!
And now, if you'll excuse me - I have another sock on the needles!