thank you all for your nice comment on the elven dress. I really like it too but I still which the sleeves weren't so snug. After sewing the dress, I wanted to sew something really mindless and still did not feel like sewing blocks for the quilt or doing some of the repair work, that is piling (pileling? pilieng? please enlighten me you masters of the English language) up here. Plus I wanted to use some stash fabric. I'm going pretty well with not buying fabric but I think, that is because I'm buying yarn... geesh, need to knit up more of that stash. (I even joined a KAL on ravelry but I'm still buying. To my defence I also gave away some yarn....)
So, here's the result: a new needle case
15 circular needles fit in there:
I'm using this for all my smaller needle sizes and the other I made a while ago for the sizes 4mm and up. I'm pretty embarrassed to say: I still have some circular needles in the case I'm using for my dpn...
After finishing my leyburn socks, I wanted to use up the remaining yarn and here's the result:
Pattern Express lane by Diane Mulholland
yarn: handdyed yarn from Tausendschön, Sivilla by wetterhoff
As you can see, I just had enough yarn for sneakers but I'm still happy with the socks and will knit the pattern again, thus in full length. The pattern is fairly easy and toe-up, so it is great for knitting two socks at a time, which I did.
Next I finished the first sock of a pair I'm knitting for Nimila
Pattern:Milkmaid's Stockings by Cat Bordhi from her "New pathways for sockknitters)
Also a toe-up sock, but this one as 5 freaking charts. It's not blocked yet and looks pretty weird on my sockblocker but it will be awesome on the foot.
Nimila is sewing blocks for the quilt of doom for me and I'm knitting socks for her. Nice deal huh? I made good progress during my recent weekend in DK but now I have to see how fast I will progress since I'll be casting on for a secret project today.
A not so small thing, that is on my needles it Aliénor, that I'm testknitting for Alala, meet Aliénor
Again: not blocked and kind of lumpy looking without me beeing in it, but I'm not really well today and look horrible!
Two new books in my library (both b.day gifts from friends)
and last: Greebo wanting to help sorting the needles into their new home