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Even though knitting and spinning have slowed down dramatically here at Chez T4S, I do have a couple of finished projects. First up is proof that I still do knit, although even I will admit that stockinette socks don't make for the most exciting knitting. Exciting or not, the Professor is happy to have a new pair of socks.Yarn: Trekking Pro Natura (75% wool, 25% bamboo), colorway 1604Needles: 2.00 mm DPNsI'm still a great fan of Trekking sock yarn. It may not be the softest stuff in the world, but it wears like iron and comes in fantastic colors. This is the first time I've used the Pro Natura line, and I like it as well as XXL. I did find the yarn to be a bit splitty; however, the splittiness didn't cause me any angst, so it's probably a bit petty of me to even mention it.I am starting to itch for a new, non-sock knitting project, though. Right now I'm wavering between some sort of sweater/top or some lace. Any suggestions?Of course, I'm still spinning more than I'm knitting. I really do need to find a little more balance in my fibery pursuits. (I think Ms. Bockstark and I may suffer from the same affliction.) Spinning is what's making me happy for now, though, so I'm going to keep at it.Fiber: Crown Mountain Farms Bluefaced Leicester, "Shala"3 ply250 yards (sport weight)103 gramsOh. My. Goodness. I adore this yarn. Blue + brown is one of my favorite color combinations, and it looks better in the 3 ply yarn than I ever imagined it would. In fact, I had originally planned to spin up half of the 8 oz. bump of fiber as 3 ply and half as 2 ply—just to compare the two. However, I'm so thrilled with the 3 ply that I have already decided to go ahead and do the second half of the fiber as 3 ply too.This is the first CMF BFL that I have spun, and it is lovely stuff. It practically spins itself. I am certainly looking forward to spinning more of it.