Sometimes you have to look at things from another angle to get an understanding of what you are trying to undertake. The macro function of your camera also helps.
This is a scarf I'm making from Malabrigo Lace. I really wish you could see what a lovely orangey-red this yarn is, but red under a daylight lamp at night is never a successful scenario. It's the kind of colour that has had people saying "Wow! That's a great colour!". It's Sealing Wax, and it's probably my favourite Malabrigo colour. When the scarf is finished, I have to steam block it, and all these little ice patterns will appear. Well, that's the plan, anyway.
I'm making this scarf because I find that with wearing a jacket and overcoat on the long trek to and from work, there isn't much room left in my collar for a thick scarf without aggravating the heck out of me. Mind you, in a week and one day (a week and one day!!) I won't have to worry about that dilemma for at least a month, but I'm going to continue making it anyway.
I started these socks over Easter, and then stalled, and then picked them up again. Turn. Repeat. It feels like the longest sock project ever, but only because they are so fast to make and it's taking me so long. I can do a leg or a foot in a night. That fast. It's a lovely relaxing project to take to bed with me, when I'm too tired to read yet too wired to sleep. I prop myself up on a few pillows, put the oil heater on, and allow myself to be hypnotised by the stitches until I relax enough to fall asleep.
I am up to the heel of the second sock, and I really love them so far. They could become my new favourite socks.
I added this photo because I love the colours in it. It's my trusty stamp pad. Sometimes I wish I could justify sourcing white paper bags for my shop packaging, because some of these stamp colours don't show up very well on brown paper. Maybe one day.