So, I used up almost every bit of the Regia Bamboo yarn leftover from this pair of 64-st sock. Knitting together with a strand of Rowanspun 4 ply which itself is a leftover too, I made a pair of Saartje's booties (pattern in pdf). How can I not after seeing such cuteness like this, and this.
Each bootie used only 6g of Regia Bamboo and 3g of Rowanspun 4 ply. And I still ended up with leftovers so I made a matching hat top down until I have no more yarn to knit. I used 3mm needles for a nice firm gauge but the end products are not stiff at all. They will go to the Kisiizi Appeal organized by Brigid together with other such small items that I plan to make until the end July/early August.
I have half a Monkey to knit but then I started something else too. I'm knitting sil a prayer shawl using the Shetland Triangle pattern in Lorna's Laces sock yarn. I had wanted to knit it using double strands so that sil can use it as soon as possible as she keeps her vigil at nephew's bedside in the hospital. Now I decide to knit it in single strand, there will be more stitches hence more prayers. Although both my husband and I have not been very religious, but we're both praying hard for a smoother journey for little nephew. His surgery did not work out and the battle with cancer continues uphill.
On a lighter front, I added some books recently to my crafty library. Rowan's Story Book of Little Knits which Joy reviewed here. I absolutely adore Brambling too and Joy and I are going to knit it together later. Knitting Lingerie Style made its way to me too. Although at first glance, this book is not exactly my style but there are a few patterns in there that are wearable. Then there is Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing and the summer issue of Cotton & Paint. Both of which make me want to take out my sewing machine again.