I've been putting in a few rows here and there on the almost monkey socks. I separated them to do the gussets . When both gussets are finished I'll put them both on the same needle again and work them together. So far I think they are kind of cute.
Yesterday I was playing on the knitting machine again and tried to make a lace cowl. This is what it ended up being. I'll have to work on some more proto-types until I'm happy with it. It gives me practice knitting lace on the knitting machine. This cowl will be sent to my daughter in NY. I'm finding knitting very comforting..