I've just had a lovely weekend with my DB. :-) Hardly any knitting got done, but we did go for a wander around Lincoln in the beautiful sunshine of yesterday (including the sausage festival, although that seemed rather carnivorous for my liking!). We also watched Downfall, not an enjoyable film, but very thought-provoking. It covers the last days of Hitler, and his decline as he's still convinced the Third Reich will be victorious until the very last minute. It's chilling, and unpleasant in places, especially when a mother kills her children, which I found hard to watch.
Thanks to all the people who left comments/emails. I did succeed in hiding all the knitting from the people who were receiving it! Here are some pics of progress so far:
This is the back and part of the front of Noah's jumper. The pattern is from the Regia Kreativ leaflet no. 37 and uses Regia 6ply Crazy Color. It's a straightforward stocking stitch knit, but the colours make it fun. I also perfected my reading and knitting simultaneously technique last week on the train whilst doing this pattern!
This is the very beginning of the Broadripple sock for my SIL's Christmas present. The yarn is Regia 4ply cotton surf from Black Rock Creek Sheep Farm in the US. They advertised a special deal on the Socknitters Yahoo group (only $3 shipping from the US for enough yarn to make 5 pairs of socks!) and were very friendly and helpful to deal with. This is also where I got the Regia 6ply for Noah's jumper from.
Finally, here is progress so far on Misty Garden from Scarf Style. This is Jaeger Mohair Art (from the John Lewis sale in London the summer) and will be Mum's Christmas present. The pattern uses a variegated mohair (Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair) but I like the effect in the plain colour Mohair Art, and this colour works well too.
There probably won't be much blogging (or knitting!) this week, as I have 3 days working in Derbyshire, 1 day in Lincolnshire and 1 day in London. So bye for now!