Why yes, I do still knit and spin when I'm not babbling about elk.
I wanted to do the Socktoberfest thing again this year, but seeing Theresa's finished Pacific Northwest Shawl inspired me to resume the one I hid away several months ago, so the socks aren't really a top priority right now. I've reached the fish near the border and hope that taking this photo of my shawl on a beach in the Pacific Northwest (Dungeness Spit to be exact) will, I don't know, infuse the shawl with speedy-and-easy-knitting mojo or something. Look, the photo is even colour-coordinated.
A project like this makes me think I'm more of a process than product (or whatever the term is) knitter. I don't even wear this shade of blue; I just liked the pattern and the yarn seemed to suit it.
Socks aren't being completely ignored, though. Most of the leg is done on the first Conwy sock.
Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock.
Pattern: Conwy from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road.
I also finished spinning and plying the blue-ish merino roving. It's drying in the bathroom right now. Most of it looks decent, but some parts seem underplied. There are about 500 yards of 2-ply, and I'm guessing it varies between sport and fingering weight. It doesn't seem to be as blue as the earlier samples I spun, but I think that's because I kept changing my predrafting method.
The cats tried to get involved. The cow-cat took over my lap while I was plying and then got upset at the yarn running over his back, while the tabby messed with the lazy kate.