I finished a few projects and the projects I have on the needles are, for me, things I will knit over time because they go on and on and on. Like this scarf. It is half way there but it has a few feet more to go before it will be the scarf I know it can be.
Really, I have to make some room in my stash boxes for this years goodies from
Rhinebeck's Wool and Sheep Festival.
So I decided to start a few new projects. . .
I am knitting myself a sweater from the early fall 2010 issue of Vogue Knitting out of Rowan Plaid. I picked up this yarn at Smiley's Annual Hotel Sale here in NYC back in 2009. A bag of 10 skeins was $30.00. The yarn seems to be made up of 3 different colors of sport or fingering weight yarn (turquoise, lime and grey). I am glad I stashed this yarn, this pattern is what it has been waiting for. I modified the pattern, or rather simplified it, by leaving out the center panel on the back. I didn't really like it. Besides with this colorway it would have been too busy. To conserve on yarn I also left out the pockets. I did the math and will be cutting it close on this project. I'm working on the front right now. I might have to purchase a couple more skeins to make the sleeves longer and I'm afraid those 2 skeins will cost me more then the other 10 did put together. Isn't it pretty though?
I am also making the Lazy Mock Cable socks that my friend and fellow knitter, Suzy (aka KnittingKnoobie) has made several times over. They are very cute. I messed up the 2x2 ribbing at the start - it was late at night - so it stayed that way. I promise to do right on the next pair. Yes there will be a next pair. This is a fun and really cute knit! I totally get why Suzie goes back to this pattern often, I think I might too. By the way this is some of the Socks that Rock yarn that I am making room in my stash for.
I am going to use this to make my next pair of socks. Also STR but in medium weight instead of light weight. I haven't picked a pattern for it yet.
I'm thinking I might do a second pair of Lazy Mock Cable Socks
or maybe something else. I'll decide by the end of the week.
I have to have my vacation knitting lined up by then.
Next week we are going camping by the Jersey Shore.
I don't know if we'll be anywhere near the folks from the show, Jersey has a big shore,
but if I run into Snookie I'll teach her how to knit!