I've also been keeping myself quite occupied with secret stuff. So frustrating to not share and see, but hopefully you'll be patient with me and I'll show you as soon as I can!
I do have a few things to show you though. Very, very good things in fact. My very first pair of handknit socks.....That-Were-Knit-By-Someone-Else! I was so excited to win these lovelies from Denise. Because when you knit, Other People Do Not Knit For You, because they figure you can knit your own. This reasoning is wrong. Very wrong. A fellow knitter makes the perfect "knitted gift" recipient because he/she completely understands the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of "the knitted gift". And on that note, I must say that I adore my new socks. They bring me joy when I look at them. I cherish the time and workmanship. I marvel at the perfect fit. They will warm my heart as well as my feet every time I wear them :) Thank You Denise!!!
Every time I saw these skeins in my stash, I thought the yarn was really quite ugly and wondered what possessed me to buy them. Finally sick of looking at them, I grabbed them out and cast on some plain socks. And as they formed, I found I really liked the colors and striping and wow~~it worked out after all. So the moral of the story: Never judge the socks by it's skein!