Amazing, isn't it, how easily two months can slip past? Winter seems
to be mostly over (though there were snowflakes in the air again yesterday) and everything's gone green. Lengthening
days tell me that eventually summer will come. Really. I hope.
At AuntyNin's, projects occasionally turn into monsters, leaping out of the knitting bag, grabbing me
by the throat, and positively demanding to be knit. What's more, they demand the exclusion
of all other projects for the duration. The past ten days or so, Mmario's pattern "Spuds" (part of the Solanum Tuberosum
collection) has been a pushy, demanding, all-consuming obsession, ending only with being bound off last night.
Finally, I can get back to the other projects that have been languishing in the knitting bag.
Currently on needles:
- Basic Boring Sock in C*EYE*BER Fibers "Sea Breeze"
- "Solstice Slip" sock in Socks that Rock "Firebird"
- "Prairie Rose Shawl" from The Knitter's Book of Wool in a gorgeous heathery teal wool/silk
- Summer sweater in Reynolds Cool Cotton (cotton/steel blend) shade "Ashes of Roses"
- The Sock Leftovers Project - four-inch squares of garter stitch on the diagonal, using up bits of yarn
left over from making socks, and a bunch of black sock-weight left over from the Granny Weatherwax shawl. Once enough
squares are done, they'll be sewn together in a checkerboard-ish pattern, alternating color with black, to make a lap throw
to use for traveling.
In spite of all that, other projects are clamoring for attention, including (as always) at least 20 of
Mmario's patterns, plus four or five from the latest Vogue Knitting and a request from a dear friend for "socks without
feet" to cover up the tattoos on her legs in summer. Her employers seem to be rather unhappy about visible tattoos on
their staff (sigh).
So many projects, only two hands....