Well, I've been busy with lots of things, not the least of which has been knitting. Mostly I've been working furiously on the Starmore Vest. I have made an agreement with myself that I will knit at least one round per day, come what may. I spread out the knitting over a few circular needles so that it would be more photogenic. When it was on the one circular, the stitches looked rather bunched, and I was afraid my floats were too tight. Now that I've spread it out, however, I see that this is not the case at all and that it is turning out beautifully.
This checkered band is the steek to which I will eventually take scissors... but eek! Let's not think about that part yet.
The Vine Lace Socks for Mom are coming right along. My strategy is to knit to just short of where I think her toes will be, then finish them while I'm visiting so that I can better gauge how long to make the foot. I've finished the first one and am about to cast on for the second.
The lace turned out pretty well, but this sock is really tight! I think the gusset isn't wide enough. It does stretch well, however, and it's very comfortable once it's on the foot. I'm hoping Mom's ankle bone isn't as high as mine, else this could prove a bit challenging.
In other news, Meg and I got a ball winder. Not only does it wind balls wonderfully, but it doubles as a cat toy. Whenever our tabby hears the sound of the crank, she comes running over to bat at the ball that's getting wound up. Great fun, and who would've thought it would be fun for the whole family?