The past few weeks have been fairly slow/relatively busy. They’ve been full of school-related activities/work and more knitting/designing.
I though that I would share a few of the things I have worked on recently to wrap up my May posts. I’m going overseas the first couple weeks in June, so I shall be in monk mode until I get back.
1: My Ravelry page says that I’ve had these TARDIS mittens in progress since — let me check — (oh, wow) 29, November, 2015. I’m thinking about ripping the second mitten out because the first one’s a little bigger, and just the right size for my hands. That, and because my little brother who is three tried to help me out with knitting them while I was gone for the day. I’m beginning to get used to working colorwork in fingering weight yarn, but I am not going to even attempt picking the dropped stitches because I’m sure if I do, it will not be successful.
2: I casted on the Offshore V-neck sweater by Bristol Ivy in (checking Ravelry again) sometime in the first week of April with Quince and Co. Lark. I love it so far! The only problem will be deciding if I’m going to have enough yarn before I need more, if I need more.
3: I started a mini-KAL for Fine Things for Plain Occasions by Hunter Hammersen a couple months ago, and every one who was knitting along with me have finished. It goes without saying that I haven’t finished. I am going to rip them back because the socks are two different sizes and that’s not alright.
4: The Liquid Honey shawl by Amy van de Laar is sitting there until I get around to ripping back so that I will have enough yarn to finish it.
I don’t want to talk about it right now.
5: swatches. I have a whole drawer of swatches that is getting alarmingly full, but these are the ones that you’ll be seeing in knitwear shortly. (Read: within a couple years …)
Also, my cat, Tom Kitten, turned 11 (which is about 60 in cat years) a few weeks ago. I will not apologize for unabashedly dumping all these cat photos here. You like cats, right? Right? RIGHT?!?!
Like I said, I will not be online whatsoever the first part of June, but when I get back I am hoping to do a post or two about my trip, and then do a new blog series about knit design. I think it will give me some incentive to be more productive if I’m showing you what I’m designing.
Thank you for your reception to my new pattern, Gyre, and your support during my disconnected ramblings on creativity. I cannot begin to tell you how in awe I am about the kindness of this community.