Better news is I've gotten a lot of knitting finished lately. One of my favorite is a beret that I made for myself out of stash yarn.
Sock update - first one is finished !
I've cast on for the second and I'm going to make some adjustment for the next one. The first had some laddering ( little gaps of yarn between stitches) on the gusset of the sock (between heel and foot). My arch and instep are a lot taller than I thought. Hopefully my second will be better!
The big new is that I finally have a spinning wheel. I've been practicing for a week and getting my body used to doing many things at once. I really enjoy the action and I'm really glad that I have some experience with a spindle. Spinning yarn with a spindle is harder, but a different kind of hard. I have a spinning lesson tomorrow with someone from my spinning group. I hope that I can pick up some better techniques and get some questions answered. Here is a short video of my early spinning attempts.
Of course I've been slowly adding fiber to my stash now. I have some yummy alpaca blend, wool top from Lorna's Laces, some locally grown fleece from a hodgepodge of sheep, and two braids from Dyeabolical. I am in love with Dyabolical yarns and fiber. Rachel has a great eye for color and beautiful yarn and fibers are the result. Feast your eye on Fruit Salad.