It is official – I have too many projects going and I’m officially overwhelmed. My poor knitting basket is overflowing and I have to push down to get everything in (and even then there seem to be needles and yarn hanging over the side all the time).
So what do I have in progress (actively in progress – not the stuff in my stash that we won’t talk about) – I have a sweater (Cobblestone), another sweater (Mr Greenjeans), a throw (Totally Autumn), a wrap (Hypoteneuse), a Chevron scarf, Nine to Five Socks…and also the above pair of socks. Which I cast on earlier this week because Larry made a comment that it has been a while since I made him socks. Of course I had to start something new – but I think this is the one that made the scales tip just a little too much and now I’m unhappy at the amount of projects I have going. I like having options – but having this many projects means that I don’t finish things – and that just doesn’t work for me. So now I’m focused – I’m going to finish all of them, and go back to my one big, one portable project only method. No, really – I can do it.
The yarn is Lorna’s Laces, colorway is Tuscany – and I just love the yarn. The colors are gorgeous and I love the way it feels. I wish I could tell you what the stitch is – I started with something else, didn’t like how it looked, so I used my iPhone on the train to go to Knitting on the Net and found it there. For the life of me, I can’t remember which one it is. Its easy, though, and I like the fabric it creates. And it seems to be breaking up the colorway in a nice way – no pooling!
I’ve been having just a really nice weekend – yesterday was knitting group, and always a good time. Today I went clothes shopping – I was feeling a little frumpy lately, and needed something a little more current and seasonal than what I’ve been wearing. Someone at knitting group mentioned that I buy sweaters that look like handknits – I’m not sure that’s true, but I do like this one – and it was on sale! And I like how the 2×2 ribbing goes into the 4×2 ribbing – very neat!
Doesn’t the yarn look a little like Donegal Tweed? I love tweedy yarns – and I’ve been thinking about making Central Park Hoodie (scroll down the page) with Donegal. Chris made hers with a beautiful red, and its gorgeous. Hmmm…maybe I should start looking for the yarn…
OK, I need to put my laptop away before I really go looking for the yarn. Have a great Sunday!