Yes, I have been trying to distract you so you wouldn't notice the recent dearth of knitting in my posts. I have been knitting; I just haven't been knitting anything interesting. Icarus had a bit of an accident while I was at a SnB, and I only just tinked back and fixed the errors. Nothing new to show you there. The new jacket is not pleasing me. I'm just not loving the texture of the fabric. It's in timeout in the yarn closet and may not see the light of day again. (I knew I should have given it a name. I just can't get attached to something that doesn't have a name.) The twinset from "Knitting Lingerie Style" is going reasonably well, but with only the front completed, there's not much to show.
So how about some yarn pics?
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in "silver sage," for this (it's worth clicking over to see, and there's a link to the free pattern):
More Cotton Fleece, this time in "teddy bear," for this:
This is "Grecian Plaits" from the new Knitter's. I think this is the first pattern from Knitter's that I've ever wanted to knit, and I want to knit it in a BIG way. The only thing that's kept me from casting on is the nagging suspicion that I would never actually wear it. I did buy yarn for it, though, so it will probably get made.
And Sea Silk in Lily Pond, for Swallowtail:
I've been coveting this yarn for a while. I'm not too sure about the colors. I bought it online, and from the picture it looked like just varying shades of green, but there's actually a lot of pink and blue in it, too. It's a little pastel-y for me, but I'm thinking the lace will probably blend it all together anyway. What do you think?