Things are happening faster than I can craft blog posts for them! Since I'm going to TNNA this week (which I imagine will be a few blog posts unto themselves!), I will have to fill you in on the bullet points:
1. Mustachio May: I made a total of 5 nosewarmers from a single ball of Knit Picks Comfy Sport - and I still have yarn left over! I'm guessing I'll be able to make two or three more. I did create two new mustachio options, which I'll be including on a more official PDF version of the pattern, to be typed up whenever next I get a chance - hopefully sooner than later...
Stalagmite Socks (by Cookie A) are at last languishing no more. It's a great pattern, and though the cable pattern is a little daunting when you look at it, it's not too difficult once you get into it. However, it does happen to be a pay-attention project and therefore isn't suitable for working on outside of home - and as previously mentioned in several blog entries, my at-home knitting time has been drastically reduced of late. It's still pretty ridiculous that I spent four and half months knitting these, but I'd say it was worth it!
Pogona Shawl by Stephen West in a week! I have no real explanation, except that this pattern was extremely addictive - it was easy to memorize (I used color-coded stitch markers to help me keep track of my increases) but still interesting to knit. I started this project a few days before I had to fly to Louisville, KY for a wedding, and it ended up being the perfect flying companion. I made some major progress whilst in Kentucky, mostly due to the fact that everything I wanted to do (check out yarn stores, visit the craft museum) was closed the entire time we were in town (which was a sum total of two days - Sunday and Memorial Day). I got so into the pattern, I forgot to start the garter edging when I was supposed to - I ended up omitting the last two rows of garter for fear I'd run out of yarn on my bind off. Unfortunately, I did run out of yarn with only 40 stitches left to bind off! However, I was able to find some similar-colored sock yarn in my stash to fudge the remaining stitches. I have to look good and hard to find the place where I ran out of yarn.
Summer of Toys KAL - our favorite trouble-maker Mr. Nubbins is about to have some new friends (compatriots?). Lady Nubbins, as I've dubbed this one I'm knitting out of Oxido, would have been finished in a day if I hadn't gotten sleepy - I knit the legs and body in under two hours. Gotta love big yarn!