I was supposed to be participating in Summer of Socks. I did relatively well the first month, but August? August was lost to Secret Yarnination. Which isn't really lost. And which, by the way, is FINISHED :-) Wish I could show you. Ah, someday.
Anyway, I got back to Hedera this weekend and made it as far as turning the heel:
I love this pattern and this yarn (Rowan 4-ply Soft). The pattern is fun and knits up fast, and this yarn fairly flies under the needles — even the crappy aluminum ones I'm using for this because I had my Inox #1s tied up elsewhere. I have already purchased further yarn (various brands) to make more Hederas. I am in a state of Hederadoration.
I made more progress on Mariner, too. I realize it's hard to tell, as it's just a vast butterfly-shaped expanse of magenta, punctuated by squiggly bits of marker yarn.
And I made jam :-) Mission Fig and Satsuma plum. The plum is truly out-of-this world.
Yep, that's right. It's on Mars. Stays cooler there without refrigeration.
Actually, it's all over my kitchen.
This was my sock yarn. Last week, I was ready to believe that this meant I needed to knit some more socks.
However, I chose to address the problem creatively:
Oh yeah. And the brugmansia is blooming.