I have not reported any knitting related progress in quite a while, so I am quite overdue! Currently I have two projects on the needles: a beaded Icarus and some modified monkey socks.
I tried the icarus before, but was not happy with the yarn/pattern combination. This time I really like how it is turning out. The pattern is repetitive and easily memorized, so the knitting is rather boring. I cannot wait to get to the edge pattern so that the knitting is a little more interesting. Then come the beads! I will post pics when it is finished.
I modified my monkey sock (say that three times fast) with a picot edge and eliminated the purl stitches. I cannot say it enough: I love this pattern!
I also have a couple of new bags in the shop!