How is it that I'm blogging less, even though I'm home more?
In any case, I've been knitting:
For all that I like to think of myself as finishing up projects in a timely manner, and not letting WIPs turn into UFOs (that's works-in-progress into unfinished objects, in Normal Person English), I'd let myself develop three or four extra projects, which I was essentially ignoring.
Here's what I was ignoring:
1. the wreath (have I shown a picture of the finished wreath?)
2. the shawl (which I know I haven't taken a picture of)
3. this sweater (which I started knitting in the fall, for the very patient Laura at Schaefer Yarns)
4. another design project, which I haven't decided what to do with
My "assignment" for this sweater was to make a cute baby project, using just one skein of Nichole. I picked the center cable pattern from one of the Japanese knitting books I bought in Singapore 2 years ago, and filled in with double seed stitch (moss stitch? double moss stitch? whatever!) and a little 3-stitch cable.
It was fun to knit (and I love Nichole), but it stalled a couple of times--when I couldn't decide what to do about the neck, and again when I changed my mind about what I'd done the first time. In the end, both shoulders are open, and close with snaps.
I've also been working on a Montana Tunic for my mom... since I can knit that without looking (it's stockinette stitch, on large needles), I work on that when I'm reading for some of the extra work I've picked up. I haven't been able to knit while reading for work in a couple of years, and I'd forgotten how well it helps me concentrate (I knit while reading for pleasure all the time--it helps me concentrate then too, but concentrating on fun books is not an impressive feat).