Eye update: still not feeling great at all, but I've gone from "howling in pain" to "it feels like my eyelids are made of sandpaper" to a kind of persistent low-level ache.
Even if I put off laundry till tomorrow, I have a lot that really needs to get done yesterday
, and which I might have accomplished if I didn't have soap in my eye.
And now, what I actually came here to post, which is the yarn that I have and what I want to be working on with it!
300 yards of baby alpaca worsted, in a plum burgundy color: mittens! And then if I have enough left over afterwards I could probably get a cute hat out of it too. I might get a skein of cream yarn and taking a first attempt at fair isle.
1 skein of rainbow sock yarn: this was becoming a lovely Pomatomus armwarmer two WisCons ago, where I encountered oyceter
also knitting Pomatomus socks. (Because I don't trust patterns to fit me, and I keep continually trying them on, it's rather uncouth for me to knit socks in public.) I dropped some stitches and it started unraveling, so I might just start from the beginning since it was working out so nice before. (It's hard to get a pattern to work really well with rainbow-colored yarn.)
Various leftovers from the Doctor Who scarf: it's not very soft wool, but I could always try making it into a felted bag. It's not a priority, because I'd just be doing it to put the wool to some use.
1 skein of dark grape sock yarn: I'm not really making any headway on the big lace project, so maybe I should do a lace scarf out of this just because it would be lace at a kind of manageable size. On the other hand, it's the only really good sock yarn I have that's not already designated for another project, and it's a lot of yards, so maybe socks.
1 sken of dark red Malabrigo sock: This is going to be socks, and a present for somebody. Maybe my next project, but I need to talk myself down from grand ambitions and persuade myself to tackle a not-impossible sock pattern.
Next I think I'll do either the mittens or the Malabrigo socks, since I've got plenty of time before it starts getting cold and plenty of time before Christmas. And I'll see if I can make some headway on the lace shawl I started on some time ago that is all of 4 inches long, stretched out.
On with my day!