Leave it to me to start a project, abandon it for say...oh, a year, and then pick it up again. (Carmelita, what?) Next up, I'm back with my stripey, tweedy knee highs that I abandoned after *ahem* last year's Socktoberfestivities. How embarrassing.
It's purely coincidence that I just recently picked up these socks again when we also find ourselves in the midst of Soctoberfest, but regardless of the nonplanning on my part, I'm quite pleased that these socks and I are back together. I immediately remembered how much I loved these once I dug them out. After all, it was never for lack of love that I put these away in the first place. Just a seasonal thing. Who wants to work on tweedy wool knee socks in warm weather- am I right?
Now I've got to work some increases to compensate for my calves. The winging continues...
As does another fling with me and tweed. Rowan Felted Tweed. I purchased a bag at the infamous Blacksheep Knittery sale back whenever it was. I didn't know what I would use it for, but a sweater's worth of this color was too good to pass up.
I've since decided it will become a Tangled Yoke Cardigan. At least for now. Whether I actually finish this knit remains to be seen. We all know how I am with plain stockinette, which is a large portion of this sweater. Wish me luck. I'm hoping the fact that I have other WIPs competing for attention will actually allow me to work on this sweater at a leisurely, non-stressful) pace. Let's see how it goes...so far so good...
I also recently started working on another lace shawl. One can only hope this won't take me nearly as long to complete as Carmelita (though she was well worth the wait). I'm using Malabrigo lace, the most incredibly soft baby merino wool you could imagine. Yummy, yum yum yum!
Here we have the very beginning of a Spring Things Shawl. I owe this one to aimless wandering on Ravelry.
...And if those aren't enough, I also swatched for another sweater while at our little retreat last month. I haven't started it yet, but it's waiting in the wings.
You may be asking yourself, what is she like right now, with all these projects going at once? Who does she think she is? Trust me; no one is as surprised as much as I am. For many knitters having numerous projects on the needles at the same time is no big deal. But for a (mostly) monogamous knitter like me, it's a bit much. I think it's a result of overcompensation for not really feeling overly jazzed or consumed by a single project. After the epic that was Carmelita had come to an end, I wasn't drawn to any one project in particular. So, I just started casting on, one thing after another, using yarn from my stash (at least that part is productive, right?). Will I follow through on all these, or will one or two start to consume me, while others are cast aside? Will I start to feel overwhelmed? Hmm. Only time will tell. But for now, the variety is nice.