Remaining 2012 Goals (2 projects: 1 FO, 1 WIP)
- Devin's Irish Sweater (Pattern: Killybegs/Yarn: Cascade Eco+/FINISHED 01 November)
- Fathom colorwork sweater (Pattern: Blue Betty/Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino/ CO 5 November)
OTNs in July (3 projects: 1 FO, 1 WIP, 1 frogged)
- SKA June 2012 (Pattern: Bevy Socks/Yarn: Malabrigo Sock/ FINISHED o1 August)
- Willamette in April Scarf (Pattern: Willamette/Yarn: Skein Merino-Cashmere/FROGGED)
- Summer Garden Scarf (Pattern: none/Yarn: Araucania Chaiten, Plymouth Royal Llama Linen/CO #3 08 August 2012)
Mitts (3 projects)
- for Dad
- for Devin (Pattern: Pike's Mitts/Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER)
- for me
Socks (6 projects: 1 FO, 2 WIPS)
- SKA October 2012/Socks for Mom (Pattern: Phloem/Yarn: Shalimar Breathless/CO 17 October)
- SKA November 2012/Socks for Dad(maybe) (Pattern: Mashad/Yarn: Knitted Wit Superwash Falkland Sport)
- SKA February 2013
- SKA May 2013
- SKA July 2013
- Circus Socks (Pattern: none/Yarn: Shibui Sock (love!!)/FINISHED 03 October)
Sweaters (3 projects)
- lace weight
- fingering weight
- white for Yom Kippur (Pattern: Gemini)
Miscellaneous and Long-Term (5 projects: 1 FO)
The colors really are beautiful, and there are a couple bases I haven't tried yet, so I'll keep you posted if I convert to the ways of the madtosh lovers... (Incidentally, this is exactly how I feel about Dream in Color, too. A chacun son gout, n'est-ce pas?)
In addition to the sweater, I frogged the scarf I wasn't happy with last weekend, and knit on the never-ending scarf at the movies last night (Cloud Atlas, if you're curious). I barely touched Mom's socks (the second one now has a cuff), and I'm slowly coming to terms with the idea that I don't actually have enough yarn to finish the socks for Dad. Obviously, I have enough sock yarn in my life, just not of that particular skein.
I knit a mitered square for the first time in ages, and realized I'd completely bollocksed the ones I'd knit before (don't ask... just know that it is possible, and therefore I managed it. Sigh.) so I'm literally back to square one on my worsted-weight scrap project. The puffs (my fingering-weight scrap project) remain in their jar, with no new comrades to report.
Mostly I feel like I played with scraps this week. Mom signed us up for a steeking class at an LYS in the area, so I made a couple of swatches to practice steeking; after making one plain stockinette, I decided to practice stranded colorwork, so I made swatches using stitch dictionaries (this one, which I love, and this one, which I have out from the library, and am ambivalent towards. I'm paging through this one this morning). They weren't particularly visually exciting, and then I cut them up and they looked like a pile of yarn scraps and were actually disturbing. But, good practice all around-- both in the creation and the destruction.
I also made Devin a coffe cozy, while playing with possible mitten cuffs.
Hope everyone has a restful Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day!