As I sit here working, my husband and Youngest Child are reading "I Spy Mystery" by Jean Marzollo with photographs by Walter Wick. It is a lovely book of picture riddles. DearHusband made that title up as the subtitle for the page they are working on. Strangely enough, it applies to what I am working on.
What's missing is COLOR! Something is definitely up with my digital camera as every picture in the last few days has had its color sucked out. A Color Vampire is out to get my knitting. Now, I know that my BC socks are a lovely pink/white/purple. I know my baby sweater is deep denim blue. Alas, that is not so, according to these pictures.
I've been having a hard time with the pattern for these socks but I think I've got it beat. I finally figured out how to use Annie Modesitt's "No Cable Needle" cabling on the pattern. That's really sped things up. As for the rest of the sock, I might be messing up the gauge but I'm willing to let it go a bit.
As for the blue sweater, it's got a while to go. This is the Tedious Path of Knitting. Round and round and round. If I could only add this to my workout as exercise!
I think I've got a head start on planning for the new year - I just picked up The Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book: Contemporary and Classic Patterns by Margaret Klein Wilson. I've been checking it out for awhile and just couldn't resist any more. I think I'm just a traditional kind of girl knitter at heart. I would like a little more color, however!