I feel like I need to share some photos. (I think of someone who complained - not at my blog, mind you, but I felt a bit of the sting - about how they hated "all words" knitting blogs and wouldn't read them; for them a blog was no good without photos. But when you get busy, there's nothing finished to post...)
So here are some in-progress items.
First, the Appaloosa sock. This is the one from the Lisa Souza sockyarn I was talking about earlier. I like how it sort of stripes; I wasn't expecting that.
And this is as far as I am (well, as of Monday night) on the back of the new Central Park Hoodie. I like the color of this yarn, and it's also a nice yarn to knit with (Berroco's "Vintage"). I tend to be a natural-fibers snob but this yarn is mostly acrylic - and it has a nice hand and a nice drape.
And finally - well, I'm not so sure about this one. The handpainted yarn is pooling a bit, but mainly I'm worried that this shawlette is going to be too small for me, seeing as I am One With Prodigious Shoulders. They show these things on your typical tiny-thin model, and I forget that I am to them as your average linebacker is to a gymnast....So I don't know. If it doesn't fit me? Well, it's not colors my mom wears, and my sister in law doesn't wear this kind of "fussy" thing. So I don't know. I hope I can block it to make it at least minimally fit me.
And then, finally, because I worked so hard this weekend and because Monday was a rough day in some ways, I let myself open one of the three remaining blindbag ponies I had. (I checked the Mart of Wal when I was there Saturday; no joy. Because really, these things DO make fine little "treats" for me; it surprises me how happy being able to open one and see what I got makes me).
I got an excellent one. A background pony that probably never actually appeared on the show, but still: I really like her color scheme:
Ribbon Wishes is her name. (shot her in Mega Close Up). It's also nice to see a pony that has something other than a food-related name. (They COULD do a whole line of craft-ponies - with names relating to yarn and glitter and fabric - but I suppose the market for those would be somewhat limited)