Knitting… my hobby, right? I have been doing it, but not as much as usual because I keep falling asleep putting Stefan to bed and some nights I just stay in bed. I think more sleep keeps me more sane than more knitting. That sentence may test my theory, however.
In any case, there has been knitting. I started my grandmother's Hannukah present. It's the Menorah Pillow from Handknit Holidays. I got the front all knitted in a couple of days. After almost throwing my back out patting myself on the back for finishing it so quickly with only one mistake that I think you can't even see, I noticed a bigger one. Now that is all I can see. Horror of horrors, a miscrossed cable! I was considering trying the Yarn Harlot's duplicate stitch for fixing miscrossed cables, but I don't think it would work well in this yarn (All Seasons Cotton) so, instead I'm going to follow January One's tutorial and snip the yarn above and below. Not tonight, though.
I also finished a pair of socks. (Foxgloves, from New Pathways for Sock Knitters.) They're a touch big, I'm hoping washing helps that.
And started another pair. (Jeweled Steps, from the same.)
Here are a couple pictures of my first mosaic sock complete with afterthought heel. It's not great, honestly, but it will do. This project is dragging on way too long for a simple pair of socks. My dad raves about how much he loves the design whenever he sees them, though, so I think they will be worth it in the end. Also, he tried on the one completed one and said that it felt really good. It looks sort of Dr. Seuss-ish on my foot because my dad's foot is longer.
I've made quite a bit of progress on Baudelaire also. I think it's turning out really well. This is in the Panda Cotton which is bamboo/cotton/elastic. It feels so good on my feet! It's not very warm, like Fixation tends to be but is nicely stretchy. Other than being splitty, I think it is my new favorite sock yarn. Once this pair is done I might have to go back to Purlescence and get some more!