Ok, so I have been writing about making lists and just as I think I can close them, a new project comes up and a revision is in order... Like this little number which looks cute and seems easy and just right for summer. It will also be a totally “not me” project, which is good for me, to get the brain cells fired up. Not that there is anything wrong with plain old familiar stuff…
What yarn do you think will be good for this? Katie made it in Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply.
I am making good progress on the basketcase, [in Koigu from stash, I don’t know the color #, its from a few years ago, but I love all the surprise colors in it, with 2 US1 addi circs] (its unblocked yet, of course). Progress is happening despite the many “long-weekend/outdoor kids-inspired activities”, but sleep is not plentiful… I read somewhere that there is a “midnight knitters KAL” but I don’t know how they do it. When I first started the basketcase, I did some pattern repeats at night, (past midnight, mind you) only to find in the morning that it was all over the place. That’ll teach me… I frogged a bunch of repeats. Me, frog! Who would have believed… The basketcase (2 on 2circs) is fun to knit; the pattern keeps you interested but not overwhelms. This is my first time to knit full socks 2 at once on 2 circs (I made some iSocks together before) and it rocks!! The only time I had to separate them was to turn the heel and PU for the gusset. Once the gusset stitches were all in place, I resumed the 2on2 for the decreases. It appears to take longer, but hey, when you are done- you got two!! No more SSS and your socks are really the same!
You people are such a bad influence on me… I even swatched my Trekking yarn (#36) for the Trekk KAL. I think it’ll be a plain stockinet sock. The patterns seem to be lost on this very colorful yarn. It’ll be fun to just- knit….
Today is the day a set for myself to cast on for the VK lace scarf. We’ll see if I make it…
And, I have to work on my Project Knitaway. I abandoned my original plan for this yarn and have to progress with the new plan (the exchange was of "unwanted yarn").
There is not enough time for all we want to do. The days are too short over here!!
Now off to ride the bike and hit the pool with the kid; how long can I keep him inside on a great day like today… As it is, thank god for PBS and thanks to the generous support of viewers like you! (I am a very appreciative member, are you!?!)