And finally, I got some knitting done - a pair of socks for Farmer Bob. These were made as a tube on my antique sock knitting machine. I then added the toes and an "after-thought" heel using Elizabeth Zimmerman's heel instructions. He's very happy with the fit. As for the color, he's never had colorful socks before! A real fashion statement.
Gosh, so busy with lambs that I haven't mentioned the sock knitting machine! Yes, I have considered getting one for several years and finally made a purchase. This one is from Quebec, an "Auto Knitter" circa 1920's. I have been doing stockinette tubes and adding top ribbing/heels/toes by hand. I just haven't had time to learn the finer points of making the whole sock on the machine and using the ribber attachement. More info on this machine later.