I have a couple finished knits to show ...
First up, a finished pair of socks:
Socks that Rock lightweight in Tricoter
US 2 needles, 68 stitches, 2x2 rib
I knit the first toe-up (to maximize height) and the second cuff-down, just for fun. I really love this colorway knit up.
Next up, a sock that took about a week or 10 days (I think), because it was my trip knitting in Missouri:
STR mediumweight in Quinault Canopy (a MDS&W 2010 purchase)
toe-up, 64 stitches, 2x2 rib
US 2 needles
I'm so happy with how the yarn worked up! No over-the-top pooling. It's just a really tall, cushy/comfy/cozy socks. Again, I cast on the mate as a cuff-down sock, just to mix it up.
And the last of the sock brigade:
Yarn: OnLine Supersocke 100 Afrika
US 1 needles, 72 stitches
I started this in late April and put it on hold to show my mom how to do a heel turn and gusset when we were in Missouri two weeks ago. The foot of the sock just flew.
Speaking of sock knitting, my mom has finished her first sock!! I am so very proud. She sent me a picture-text message at almost 11:00 last night showing it off once she kitchenered the toe.
Finally (boy, I didn't think I had been knitting this much but now I think otherwise), a Jayne hat:
This is a hat as seen in the sci-fi series "Firefly" -- many a "Firefly" fan has made this hat. I made it to wear to a screening of "Serenity" (the movie featuring the same cast) yesterday. I saw a couple other Jayne hats but of course I liked mine the best. =)
Next up, I'm going to keep working on the mates to those single socks and keep on working on a shawl for my grandma. I'm in the never-ending stockinette portion of another In the Land of Oz.