I finished the back piece for Ariadne yesterday:
The yarn is Colinette Lasso and the shade is "Jamboree", one of the brightest! I like the resulting fabric, but Lasso's construction means you are often inadvertently catching the little loops from the shiny thread up on the needles. I used two different skeins in the back, alternating every so often. I didn't feel like fighting with it to carry the yarn up the side, changing every few rows. However I do like the colour patterning, there isn't any huge area of pooling, and even switching between 2 skeins you often get the same basic colour arrangement.
I'm also doing nicely with Heart, it is looking great as I've done more repeats. Picture when I've finished the first ball of yarn.
Yesterday I chucked the Colinette Point 5 bag I knitted on holiday, into the machine at 75 degrees, with a large bath towel for company. It has felted very nicely indeed, currently drying over some videos. I'm now deciding how to finish it, as I used up all 3 skeins of the green. I've found an old webbing belt in an olive green which might make a good strap. Definitely considering another trip to the millshop, probably in the early autumn.
After Ariadne is finished I want to make a start on Sgt. Pepper. I'm also looking at making the Yelena cardigan from Femme Fatale in the Marble Giotto lurkng in my stash.
Speaking of stash, there are one or two things that I'm never ever going to use that will go in the next charity bag collection. The Sirdar Snowflake is one of them! Never thought I would get rid of any yarn but needs must, as there are several PIWs that need a home and all the stash bought on holiday and sent as prezzies also needs accomodation!
On recommendation from one of the folks on AY forums I ordered a very snazzy-looking "all in one" needle case this week from ebay seller EHWA Aprons. It should hold lots of straights, DPNs and circulars. We went to Freeport today and in the Marks & Spencers Outlet we picked up a straight-sided, circular glass vase for needles. Any posher ones and HUGE ones can live in here. Also got some clothing from M&S including a very pretty Per Una skirt.