Project Talk: General Updates

Farmer’s Market Cardigan

Every winter, I overestimate the amount of knitting that I will be able to accomplish. For some reason, I think I’ll be able to whip through large projects and create a mountain of finished goods. Sadly, that is never the case. I’m human, I get distracted, I decided to watch t.v. or read a book, I have to rip out and reknit entire sections of my work, I have less time than I think I will. You know, life happens.

Still trying to get a
decent picture.

Since the beginning of January, I completed a sweater and a pair of socks. The Farmer’s Market Cardigan took forever to complete, especially the shawl collar, but was totally worth it. I love, love, love the finished product (though I’ve been struggling to get a decent picture of it). It is warm and super comfortable.

See, nothing is really
wrong with them.

The socks also felt like they took forever to complete. By the end of the process, I hated the pattern, hated the yarn, and even hated the knitting needles. I have since found other needles, but that is entirely another story. Even though they are finished, I still haven’t warmed to them. I still haven’t bothered to take them off of the blockers or even try them on. There isn’t anything wrong with them, I’m just rather apathetic toward the entire project.

Cat’s Paw Lace Socks

Currently on the needles is another pair of socks. These are Cat’s Paw Lace socks, knitted in Poems Sock by Wisdom Yarns. The yarn is a cheaper version of Noro’s Silk Garden Sock Yarn, and is pretty roughly spun. But the colors and beautiful and the pattern is easy. The socks are done from the toe up, with a short row heel. It just has a simple, single lace repeat on a stockinette background. It goes fast and I’m already past the heel of the first sock, so I will carry on.

Coming Soon!
Super Secret Project

My current non-sock project is a gift, so it is under a media blackout. But it is going well, and I’m pretty happy with the results so far. Pictures and project details will be posted later.

On deck, are a number of projects. I’d like to get another sweater done before abandoning heavy woolen knitting for the summer. I’m torn between making another Wicked Sweater, this time in a nicer yarn or finally taking on the February Lady Sweater. I’m leaning toward the February Lady Sweater, because I have been wanting to knit that one for a long time, but it always seems to get pushed back as other projects shove their way to the front of the queue.

As far as summer knitting goes, I need to make some washcloths for around the house, but I also have a number of summer weight projects I want to work on. And we cannot forget those unexpected last minute projects that always seem to crop up.

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