If you’ve been reading this blog for any time, you know that I’ve been trying very hard to not start a lot of projects – that I’m trying to focus on finishing things. And I think I’ve been doing pretty well – my WIPs are a manageable number, and I know that I’ll get them done this year. But the other night, I was just overcome with the urge to start something.
I know – sort of hard to tell from this, but this is the first two shells from the Swing Shawl. I saw this made up the last time I went to Down Cellar, and it was so nice that I impulsively bought the yarn. And the bag holding it has been hanging on my spinning chair ever since…and the other night I just couldn’t resist it any longer. The yarn is Louse Harding Mulberry – and I have to admit- love the color, love the softness – but its a little slippery and splitty. Its silk though, so I can’t complain too much. The pattern knits up fast so I’m hoping that I can finish it quickly and get back to Nefertiti.
But then again…
I bought this on Ravelry – 8 skeins and a pretty good deal. Perfect for a summer sweater. Maybe the summer sweater that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time? Maybe CeCe from ChicKnits? I’m thinking about it…maybe after I finish the Swing Shawl. Or maybe sooner. It is sort of fun to start projects…and I’ve sort of missed that. So hard to balance the fun of starting projects with the satisfaction of finishing them, isn’t it?
Its so freaking cold here today – I’m in long pants, long sleeves and wearing a shawl. And really wishing we had dry wood so I could light a fire. But its raining and cold. I am actually thinking of turning on the heat – in June. This weather has been crazy this year!
I’m just about done first the first diagonal lace sock – I really am enjoying the pattern and doing toe up. But I’m afraid the startitis that I’m having is bleeding into my commute knitting too – I’m so tempted to start a different pair of socks just to make another toe up pattern. Its so fun….any ideas on a good toe up pattern?
OK, time to go catch up on my blogs….have a good rest of the week!