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It's dark.

Ok, I spent the entire sunny weekend not taking pictures of the current projects. I just kept putting it off. So now it's depressing and rainy and dark, dark, dark. Blech. Oh well, I've got a few saved up...

Recent stash acquisitions:

Socks that Rock in Lemongrass and Star Sapphire. Since the pic, I've knitted almost an entire Elfine's sock (link to pdf here) out of the Star Sapphire. (But do I have a picture? No! You'll just have to use your imagination. But it's stunning. Trust me.)

I also finished a secret project over the weekend, but I'm not going to post about it until my family gets the e-mail I just sent out re: Christmas knitting, reading blog at own risk, blah, blah. Last year it wasn't really much of an issue since the knitted gifts were mainly for people who didn't know about the blog yet, but this year it's a different story. I just can't tiptoe around for 1/4 of the year not showing you guys what I'm working on. That would be silly.

In the mean time, here are more vintage needles to soothe your poor wip-/fo-shot deprived souls:




Those needles are awfully pretty. Where do you get them?

Wait, what am I talking about? I don't even use straights!

But they are very pretty and decorative...

Gimme gimme!! Yarn AND needles ;)

All these colors! The yarn looks lovely, can't wait to see the socks!

Love the yarn and the needles are really cool. I didn't take any pictures this weekend either. Sometimes I'm such a bad blogger.

Star Sapphire... hummm...
I think I hear a certain website calling me...

Pretty, pretty yarn choice! Lovely colors.

Ooh, I want to see the Elfine socks. That's my favorite sock pattern ever!

Yeah I hate Christmas knitting because you have to hide your work. Who crafts in secrecy? ESPECIALLY with a blog!

Love the sock colors. Can't wait to see the Elfine sock.

love the needles -- so joyful!

can i ask you a question about the zimmerman baby sweater? i'm at the sleeves and confounded. do i basically knit up to the sleeves, then knit back and forth on the first sleeve (including the extra cast-on stitches at each side), then attach and knit across, knit second sleeve then attach again and knit to end? then finish the body? i'm sorry but i'm confused ...

loved the needles, they give a strong urge to knit!

ooh pretty needles. i like those photos.

I learned to knit on yellow needles with brown buttons on the ends, just like the ones in your picture!

I was five, I thought the buttons looked like candies.

Ooooh, thanks for the pretty vintage needle pictures! That yarn isn't too shabby either. You kept me entertained sans FO pics.

I think I'll follow your lead and advise my family to stay away from the blog until after Christmas. I'm not sure I'd have enough to post about otherwise. Thanks for the tip!

funky needles!! very nice!!!

I have a hank of Star Sapphire as well - hmmmm....

The needles are great - they would make such a colorful display on these rainy, grey days!

Those needles are awesome. I want some! Is one skein of Socks that Rock enough for a pair of socks? Just wondering... :p

Star Sapphire is absolutely beautiful. I'm on such a yarn diet, but I'm very tempted.....

Looove the needles. Where did you get them all?

The colors in this post--both yarn and needles--are exquisite! Great eye you have for photography!

When I see STR, my eyes glaze over and I wonder how fast they could send some to me. Must stop.

God, i'm having the same problem. Finished Forecast, working on lovely cashmere project, but where the h-e-doublehockeysticks is the sun? Thanks for these photos. Gorgeous.