Hello there, everyone! I hope August has been treating you well.
I haven't posted in over two whole weeks (!) I'm also way behind in checking my blog subscriptions (and I, um, subscribe to several hundred knitting blogs, so... ...hopefully I'll be able to catch up on all the cool stuff everyone is doing...).
I don't have a really great reason, but it's partially due to the fact that my camera is having issues, so I haven't had any photos for you. I'm borrowing a camera that I can't seem to take great pictures with (and it's been gray most days), but here are a few anyway.
Bug, lounging between my feet:
Earlier this month was my birthday, and in addition to going out to eat and having a really delicious cake (Chocolate Truffle Cake, recipe courtesy of Sheri at The Loopy Ewe -- yummy!), I cast on for Fifi.
I've finished it, and here it is, unblocked (modeled by Bug, for now):
As you can see, Bug was impersonating a slug during the (rather brief) photoshoot:
I'll be sure to take photos of me wearing it soon (hopefully I'll solve my camera issues first!!), and I'll give you more details about how it knit up.
Sockapalooza Sock Pattern
A number of you asked about the pattern that Ellen used to make my lovely Sockapalooza socks -- she says her sister found it at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts.
UPDATE: Ellen found the pattern: Parting Ways Socks by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. Thanks Ellen!
I took a little break from my Mystery Stole to knit Fifi, but -- never fear! -- I'm working away on it again. I'm currently working Clue 5 (the first clue of the "wing" portion of the stole), and I'm enjoying it! -- Pictures soon...
P.S. If you're on Ravelry, come by and visit (and "friend" me, if you like)! I'm "OctopusKnits" there.
P.S.S. Bug and Moana weren't really on strike for my previous post, I just forgot to take their pictures with my Sockapalooza loot! They were quite miffed ; )