- The Civil War era bed socks were finished but in heather brown rather than olive green
- The multi-colored socks (lavender, grey and yellow) were finished in time to be an Easter gift
- A few more bookmarks were made, though not as many as I'd hoped. So this shall remain on the "TO DO" list.
I also managed to complete several unexpected items that were not on my original list, thanks to the discovery of several new pattern books at the library which led me astray:
- A pair of multi-colored ankle socks (burgundy, midnight blue, olive green, muddy brown) with cabled cuffs
- A pair of multi-colored basket-weave tube socks (deep turquoise, mustard yellow, french red) with turquoise cuffs and heels
- A pair of olive green tube socks with a long traditional cuff and then twisted cables that reach to the toe
- A pair of cream tweed tube socks entirely cabled to the toe
[Methinks the ladye doth overly love her toobe sokke pattern.]
Okay, so that's the good news. Now for my list of shortcomings:
- The grey wool scarf with a very thin metallic thread running through it? This never got off the ground because I couldn't find the right kind of metallic thread. Still searching.
- The test run at knitting frost flowers? This ended in a brief but unnerving bout of clinical insanity. [Our heroine will try this again in the dead of winter when her mind tends to be more calm.]
- The tea cosy? This still languishes in my sewing basket. I'm setting a deadine of December for this one, with a secondary deadline of March. The hope is that I will give it to my friend either at Christmas OR on her birthday. Stay tuned.
- The Entrelac scarf I'd hoped to knit for myself? As is the case with most knitters, for whom the mantra is always GIFTS COME FIRST, I have stitched ansolutely nothing on this, despite having been given a generous gift of additional yarn by a friend.