I had something of a knitting meltdown in April. Maybe you know what I'm talking about: not wanting to touch the wips, not knowing which projects to start, and what was started didn't turn out (some simple st st socks and the Hanami shawl), feeling guilty about thinking so much about knitting when there're more important things to do (but thinking all the same), and stash guilt, though some of that has been alleviated by destashing.
I'm happy to say though, that things are looking up. While sorting through the stash, I came across some angora yarn that I'd bought a long time ago to make a hat (yeah, who needs an angora hat in Hong Kong?) and decided to use some of it for a quickie project, if only to get the knitting juices flowing again, since I hadn't knit in over two weeks.
Angora booties from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, using just 10 g of 100% angora. I'd also been lamenting the fact I haven't been learning new techniques, and with these I got to knit double sided fabric for the first time. My gauge using dpns varies between socks, which are usually more fraternal, than identical twins, but at least socks are big. With these little booties a little difference in gauge makes a relative big difference in the final size (though it's hard to tell in this picture). How about a modelled picture?
Hee, I do live in a boy's house after all...they don't know I've done this to Spidey. The booties seem to have cured the knitting ails. Right now, I'm in the mood for socks, lots of simple socks. There's going to be a truckload of sock yarn coming my way, and I can't wait!