Yes, knitting! I talked a fair bit of knitting during the rummage sale, as I would pick up my current near-mindless project on occasion and be noticed. I'd dug a skein of Opal Hundertwasser out of the stash last week and, well, the yarn is hard to ignore -- even when it's just sitting there doing nothing.
One woman was clearly more interested than most and more knowledgeable, too. I told her about local knitting groups, asked if she knew about Ravelry (she did, but hadn't signed up yet), and gave her my email address. I hope we make contact sometime along the way.
I knit the skein on the left, Der Blaue Mond ("Blue Moon"), into Argosy two years ago -- a much-loved and -worn scarf.
My current project is the Baktus Scarf -- which I've dubbed Kari-Bak because it's a combo of the two variations -- and I'm using the skein in the middle. It is called Regentag auf Liebe Wellen ("Rainy Day on Dear Waves"). Baktus is all garter and Karius is all stockinette; mine alternates garter and stockinette stretches in a fairly random manner -- from one row to one repeat to several rows and/or repeats. I like it! Problem is, Mom likes it, too.
The third skein, Wartende Hauser ("Waiting Houses"), is still in the stash, and I might have picked up another -- I don't remember.
Anyway, Kari-Bak is about 2/3 to 3/4 finished. It won't be long! I have been completely wrung out with everything there is to do -- freely admitting that I am NOT doing it ALL, that I just can't (or won't) do everything! -- and haven't held a camera in days. But I will -- soon -- if only to get some (probable) FO shots of this and the shadowbox .