In March, 2010 I started the sock yarn blanket on Ravelry, but it's also here, in case you want to make your own. I originally thought I must have been crazy to start something like this, but I was attracted to its beauty nonetheless. I love the novelty of seeing something off the ground, kinda getting to know what it will look like, and once I have the gist, I get bored. The rest of the time spent actually finishing the damn thing would just be, well, a lot of repetitive work. I'm sure there's a psychological equivalent of all this.
I think the difference now is I see the solace in those moments (or hours). For me, it's a meditation. I didn't used to feel this way, but I think it's all part of one's journey. I feel a lot more connected to tradition, history, and humanity as I get older - and knitting is as much a part of humanity as the need for warmth, food and shelter.
This is the sock yarn blanket as of right now:
I've also just finished up two cowls made from Madeline Tosh yarn, one of which is shown here:
I love the color, called "Cosmos". It's a really deep rich purple with flecks of acid green. I will be posting the pattern on Ravelry as soon as I get some good model-y shots of it.
The other cowl will be kept a secret until I'm ready to publish them. They will be available as a set or individually.