Wow! Thanks for all the great comments on Mermaid. I did get to go out and wear the sweater on Friday, but not for long. The weather has been wonderfully, unseasonably warm so I had to take it off at the bar, and haven't had a chance to wear it again since. Tuesday is back to normal (sigh), so I'll be wearing it then.
It's been a busy weekend, but I did get to do some knitting, and I knit a LOT during the week (that is the reward for staying home with sick children).
First, another sick kid means another Spherey:
I hadn't realized how crooked its smile was until this picture. The pattern is from a book called Unusual Toys to Knit and Enjoy by Jess Hutchison, but I understand that it is also now hard to get. There is a free pattern for one toy on Knitty that I'm going to make sometime soon.
I also started my red hot sock. I'm not officially in the knit-along, but I liked the idea of knitting a red sock and had the perfect Koigu in the stash. These are my first Koigu socks, and they re-ignite my koigu lust--my desert island yarn.
And the Shona sleeve is coming along, even if it is hard to photograph:
I also finished the back of another sweater, but I'm too lazy to find it for pictures, so I'll save it for another post. My knitting time is going to lessen now that I'm finally back to work, so I might as well stretch things out.