Hello Kittens! I am officially back and settled in enough to start blogging again. I'll hopefully have a WIP it Wednesday for tomorrow, since I am definitely working on some projects...one isn't even knit or crochet. Ooh, I'm hinting at things.
It has been a rough two weeks. We left in the middle of the night which allowed me no chance to work in the car. By the time it was light enough, I was burnt out and ready to veg in the passenger seat for a bit. This started a snowball of Being Behindness when it came to my knit and crochet projects while on "vacation." No working on my mother's sweater in the car meant I had to work on it while home. I finished on the 13th--pics to follow. Since I cast off after the start of the Olympics, I was late to cast on my Olympic Cardi--I'm only now starting to pick up some speed on that. It's going to be a close one. This also left me with no time to crochet the afghan in between; I had been hoping for 1-3 days with nothing else to work on so I could focus on that.
Long story short: I'm behind, Kittens. Waaaay behind. And panicing. Both projects I have now have "deadlines," though not set in stone ones. If I work on my Cardigan, I feel guilty because I'm not working on the Afghan, and vice versa. I want to finish my Olympic project in time, but not at the cost of being that friend who says your gift is on its way and then it doesn't show up until 4+ weeks later.
I've come to a conclusion: I need another set of hands. And possibly an additional brain. Though, maybe a partition that would allow me to control each set of hands separately would do the trick.
Not in this lifetime, I'm sure, no matter what sci-fi movies would lead me to believe.
I will be so happy to have both of these projects--and the stress that has come with them--squared away and I can move on.
Oooh look, shiny!
Needles: US size 7 Knitpicks Options
Yarn: Sundara Sock-Bronzed Forest
I did say that I finished my mother's cardigan. This took more time and yarn then originally anticipated. I finished with less then a yard to spare between three skeins. I lengthened the sleeves and body to meet her preferences and I think it came out nice. It should work well for layering in the office. Nothing really tricky about this pattern; it's a basic raglan cardigan. The shoulders are wide-set and if I were to do this again, I'd start with a few more stitches on each front side to make it sit a bit higher up on the shoulder. Though with almost 4" thick ribbing, that does make up for the lack of body. Good basic sweater. I hope she'll get a lot of wear out of it.
Sadly, this means that there was none of this lovely yarn left over for me to play with. It feels good to have not only the yarn out of stash, but the project as well.
Back to knitting...crocheting...no, knitting. Um, crocheting?