These socks for example:
The next thing I made was a colour affection. made for Mum for mother's day. I bought Holst Garn Supersoft for this as I wanted to try their yarn. I loved knitting with it (and it had that lovely sheepy smell that all knitters love) It's washed up lovely and soft (for a pure wool, it's not merino soft!!) and generally i'm really happy. The only thing I would change is that i think the two shades of green are too similar. (in fact in the photo you can't even really tell there are two shades of green) i'd make the shawl again.:
Then there was a Cinnamon Toast shawl made from Sparkleduck galaxy (Which does actually have a little bit of sparkle in it *squeeeee*). Now this is my favourite make of recent months. The ruffly edge gives it a real swish factor (you know like the good looking blond bombshell with the hair flick - well this is the equivalent in shawls!) and some weight which made it feel good to wear (and also alerts you to when it was falling off, which I have found to be an issue with others (maybe I fidget too much?). My row gauge seems a bit out, I did a full extra repeat on top of the full shawl depth, and still i feel it could have been deeper. But then i'm very long from shoulders to waist so maybe it's just me. I really love it though, one of my favourite ever knits.
I also made a second one in ice yarns merino viscose. This was a quick make for a weekend jazz festival. I knitted it on 5mm needles and i do actually have some yarn left so may at some point undo the ruffle and add an extra body repeat:
Finally I have a commission knit on the needles now. I needed to wait until life was more settled and I could concentrate a little, and also until the evening temperatures had eased off a little...... I've only done the back and one front so far but i do love knitting an aran. No photos yet - next on the agenda!