It's far from perfect, but compare the thickness and consistency with some of my previous efforts. Much improved, in my opinion. I love it when things 'click' in your head. With some more practice I'll get even better.
I love my spinning wheel - I completely zoned out and spun for an hour at a time without noticing the time go by. It might be a bit of a controversial statement, but I'm really looking forward to being unemployed for a little while. It'll be novel to be able to devote a few good hours to a craft, rather than squeezing in a tired half hour at the end of a long day in the lab. I have no intention of remaining on the dole in perpetuity, but at this point in time, in the increasingly stressful last few months of my Masters (née PhD), I am longing for those long empty afternoons. Expect to hear about frugal activities galore - out of necessity as well as choice.
I've made massive progress on my lurid scarf, considering I only cast on about a week ago - 13 inches already.
The Giro d'Italia started yesterday! This is basically the Tour de France, but in Italy. There's an informal 'Knit-along' being discussed over at the Pro-Cycling Fans forum on Ravelry. I'll be primarily working on this scarf while catching up on the highlights in the evenings, so I may be finished it sooner rather than later, huzzah! When I tire of the feel on acrylic against my fingertip, I will retreat to my delicious socks, of which I got another inch or two done last night.
Nom! Looking forward to having another pair of handmade house socks. Hope everyone else has had a wonderfully crafty week.