In the past month, (I've been home a month!) I have made great progress on knitting little things and little progress on big ones. I blame any lack of progress on my new goal of perfecting my knitting. It's much less daunting to perfect a little project than a big one. I won't denigrate the little ones, though. Besides producing a satisfying result, making the little projects perfect does encourage me to plan the big ones carefully.
When I saw the fingerless mitts by Mary Rourke, Lusekofte-sque, I decided this lovely design, which recommends a similar yarn, would work for these two contrasting colors of Alpaca and Silk. While I was knitting the mitts, I re-thought shawl designs. I'm making a little progress on the shawl now that I've had success with the mitts.
I'm also working on perfecting socks. That is, I'm developing a set of sock patterns that are perfect for me. I've gotten the top-down, heel-flap-and-gusset, princess-sole, minimum-purl version knit and written. Now I'm trying a pair from the other end.
Ah, pretty gray knits, warm hands and feet, sheep rugs--what's not to like?