There has been some knitting. Simple, mindless knitting with soothing soft yarn reminding me how knitting can be a pleasure.
First I finished the scarf with the gift yarn from Brother Dave's Karen.
Pattern: One-Row Scarf by the Yarn Harlot.
Yarn: Cherry Hill Alpaca Handspun. DK weight.
Needles: US #8.
The Yarn Harlot designed this scarf for handspun. It's easy. The texture accentuates the softness of the yarn and there's no curling at the edges.
I declare it to be perfect scarf pattern and I'll be using it again and again.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock on 60 stitches. k5p1 ribbing.
Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.
Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.