And now to the work outstanding bit!
Not as much as there was and going down quite rapidly (apart from the last couple of days when due to life getting in my way I haven't managed any!). First off is my domino Shrug in Noro Silk Garden. This pattern is one I found in Domino Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro. It's coming along pretty darned well if a trifle slowly. The Noro lends itself to this type of knitting, but having to cast on and off all the time I find rather fiddly and time consuming (as will be the weaving in of the tails I suspect). But if you only have the odd 20min's at a time and want something that can be picked up and put down easily, this is the pattern for you. If I weren't quite so pressed with other bits, I should probably be enjoying it more to be fair.
Whilst visiting family over Christmas, I CO another pair of socks (well, I do, don't I). And they are just right for knitting in bed (doesn't everyone?). I CO these from the toes up and have nearly finished the cuff. I intend to put in an afterthought heel, and as I knew pretty much where I wanted it, I knitted 2/3 of a row with spare yarn and then went back across and continued knitting as normal. A really neat cheat I think, as now when I get to the heels I don't have to unpick and all the stitches will be there to pick up once I've ripped out the snippet of yarn.
Finally, the other piece I have on the go is the sister to my finished secret, but the texture is just so fantastic and the colour so rich I just had to share. I spun up this Wensleydale ages ago and it's just been sitting taunting me, so I felt it really deserved to be used. I was considering CO my Dutch Jacket for the Olympics, but somehow, I feel there really isn't much point.