This is the view on my left as I drive south on I-15 to our home office in Utah County.
It's Mt. Timpanogos, which has a lovely legend (long, but fun if you want to read it). The round trip is almost 80 miles, but traffic is OK at the times I travel. Working with the grrls in the home office has been enjoyable and the new job is more interesting. Hopefully next week I won't be away from the computer quite so much. I've missed reading all your blogs!
With very little time for knitting this week there has been very little progress on my few WIPs. When there isn't enough time to knit, there isn't enough time to start anything new, either. The Pink Granite sock was frogged as the advice from so many of you proved to be true...it was crazy to knit STR medium weight with size 1 needles. By helping me to see the error of my ways you saved my sanity. The yarn will soon be restarted as a Garter Rib socks. But, before starting any new sock knitting, I must finish up the Simple Trekking Sock. One sock is finished, the other just started and there is no rush to finish. The simplicity of the pattern has been comfort knitting during this busy time.
The Options needles arrived Monday and I cast on one of Ariann's sleeve in the Magic Loop method. At first it was a little discombobulating to knit in this manner, but after a couple of tires every thing fell into place and I made (slow) progress. As the sleeve grows it should be easier to knit. I'm a lover of DPNs, but only the smallest of bamboos, and not when it feels like your knitting with logs. Once the strangeness of knitting ML wears off I can see it will be nice for larger knit items. There are no plans to do away with DPNs for sock knitting.
I did start a small simple scarf from the left over Buffalo yarn. It's my lunch time knitting and gets only about 20 minutes a day. Maybe it will be finished in time for Christmas, but I'm not really in any rush. It's the Boyfriend Cashmere scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
The Estonian Lace Scarf is sitting patiently waiting for a turn to grow. This lovely shawl is at the bottom of my WIP list and likely to remain there until Ariann is finished. But, as I keep saying (more to myself than anyone else), there is no rush. While life is hectic I will relax and enjoy the beauty of the yarn, simplicity of the pattern and knit when I can.