Life continues on its usual routine around me. Mostly work and sleep, although I have managed quite a bit of knitting of late.
First up, I finished Marigold from Rowan 45. I had originally intended to wear this to a family wedding which I attended recently but I didn't quite make it. The yarn used is Drops Safran, rather than the Rowan cotton glace called for as the colour was perfect.
After finishing it, I thought I'd give some attention to some of my other knitting WIPs. I managed to finish the Red hat that I promised my mum earlier in the year. The pattern is ROse red by Ysolda Teague and the yarn is Orkney angora St Magnus in ruby.
I gave it to my mum today. Its her birthday tomorrow so as I'm working this weekend, I took her birthday presents over to her today. Thankfully she liked it and the presents. My dad bought her a Wii recently so my sister and I clubbed together to buy an additional controller and some games. They are both rather obsessed with the Wii since they got it so I'm sure it will bring hours of fun to them.
Finally I finished my Over the garden wall socks from the Socktopus sock club. This socks have been a fairly challenging knit, largely because of the really different construction plus I'm not that experienced at knitting toeup socks but I really glad to have knit them. I actually kind of fancy the idea of another pair in a different coloured yarn, perhaps purple or red.
The sock knitting is fairly appropriate as the Summer of socks KAL that I took part in last year is running again just now. This year's theme is no stress which fits perfectly with how I feel about my knitting just now. My plan is to try and finish some of the socks that I have on the needles just now and perhaps start another pair or two when something catches my eye.