I rarely work on more than one project at a time. If I find myself with several projects on the needles at the same time, it usually drives me a bit crazy. But....my current situation is a deviation from the norm, which pleasantly surprises me!
Since I last posted, I have BG's socks finished. They turned out quite cute and "boyish", I think.
25gm ball skeins - just enough for baby socks. I need 50 gr for him, so two skeins would do it but not a great selection of boyish colors. And, I do have several 50 gm balls of yarn already earmarked for his socks. The have even received his stamp of approval. So, I suppose I should resist. (Stash...Stash....Stash. my 2013 mantra). It's a unique concept though - 25 gm skeins, not knitting from my stash.
Anyway, he seemed pleased with the socks.
My DD has asked for a pair of socks. She rarely asks for knitted items, so of course, I wasted no time in getting a pair on the needles. I wanted machine wash and dry, so my thoughts went to the Opal stash. I pulled out several skeins, and she chose this one.
I have one of the colorwork mittens complete (sans thumb. I will add those after both mitts are finished - matching up the color flow best I can).
The 2nd mitten was cast on, and the cuff completed at knitting group last Thursday. If I could knit with only one type of yarn/pattern, it would be colorwork with handspun. I love to watch the color progression. It's so much fun to spin beautifully dyed fiber up into random color runs, and then start knitting and Surprise.....this is what you get! FUN!
Several people have asked about the pattern. It can be found in this little mitten booklet.
And, while we are speaking of mitten books... I stopped by our local Half-Price Books store the other day and was amazed by the large and varied collection of knitting books available. I was especially surprised to see this book available for a very VERY reduced price!
And, now the final project that I am working on. This beautiful shawl. The marker in the middle marks where I started today's progress. It's moving fairly quickly.....
Creedence, and the yarn is a Merino, Nylong, Cashmere blend DK weight by MarigoldJen. Both are gorgeous, and merge the two.....heaven for this knitter!
So....guess I'll hush for now. It's been cold here. As in 4 degrees below zero when I went off to preschool Wednesday morning. Crazy! My New Mexico son called last evening. He had been out running - in shorts no less. He is a sun worshiper.....don't think he'll be moving back to Iowa anytime soon. Sigh..... DH and I need to go south for the winters......I Do know of a nice little place in New Mexico......