Here I am, trying to come up with a post. It’s hard to follow fiber festival posts with something interesting, you know. And then I had an idea. How about a post about knitting? That would be something new and different around here these days.
So, allow me to present: A catalog of the current works in progress, from oldest to newest.
1. Seraphim Shawl, started March 2, 2006
This shawl is nearly done but, as you may recall, I ran out of yarn. I ordered more from Red Bird Knits, who in turn special ordered it from Fleece Artist. I was told it would take about 4 weeks and it’s been 5 and no sign of the yarn yet. It’s frustrating when a project is this close to completion and it’s forced to languish in the knitting basket! I want to finish it and wear it. And I also want to knit more of Mim’s fabulous shawls!
2. Peace Fleece Everyday Cardigan, started April 10, 2006
The back is done and the left and right fronts are done. Sleeves haven’t been cast on yet because I’m dreading the whole banishment to sleeve island. I’m wondering, though, if I shouldn’t try and finish this sweater for Estes. It might be just the thing for layering. Do you think I can knit the sleeves and do all the finish work in two weeks? (You do all know I’m going to Utah to visit Margene and then we (and a whack of other bloggers) are going to Estes together, right?)
3. Frilly Cardigan, started May 26, 2006
This cardigan is the real reason I stopped working on the Everyday Cardigan – this one is a gift for Ambrynn’s first birthday and that’s only 4 weeks away. Yes, the dreaded dealine knitting. But, the stockinette on size 2s is endless and I’m already bored. It’s plenty big as I don’t think the baby will have much need for a merino/cashmere blend in July so I was thinking of setting this aside and finishing it over the summer so she can wear it in the fall. Coincidentally, today I saw this adorable little top over at Step Into My Thimble. I’ve already ordered yarn to make this for the birthday baby instead. It will be perfect for the summer, I think.
4. Lotus Blossom Shawl, started May 29, 2006
This is my Amazing Lace teammate and so far I’m loving the pattern and the yarn, which is Blue Heron Mercerized Cotton,
pushed on me recommended by FluffyKnitter Deb. I began on the official start date of the program and I finished Chart 1 the same day. I hope it continues to go as smoothly because I’d love to have this to wear on chilly evenings this summer.
And there you have it. The updates on my current knits. What’s in your knitting basket right now?