I mentioned last week that I had won yarn, just for donating to Norma's Red Scarf Fund. The prize, donated by Cathy, arrived a couple days ago.
Isn't that beautiful? It's Mystical Creations Handpainted Merino in the "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" colorway. It's 1/4 lb. of fingering weight merino -- about 875 yards. I have no idea what it will be. Right now, I'm just petting it a lot. Thanks so much for donating this, Cathy!
I pulled out Arwen a couple days ago, to work on during a talk at the Museum of Art. I realized that I'm almost done with the straight stockinette back, and ready to begin the more interesting front and scary hood. It would be nice to get this done to wear this fall. Of course, I also need to finish Flared Lace Smoke Ring. And Hidcote is progressing nicely, if slowly. Oh, and I'm still working on the Illini socks, which are kind of boring. I had forgotten how boring I find stockinette-in-the-round.
Despite all these WIPS, I'm about to begin some Christmas knitting. More on that soon....