I’m currently working on two projects. I do not have any socks on the needles, which makes me feel a bit twitchy, so I might be casting on a pair tonight.
On Friday I’m planning on picking up my Everyday Shawl and working it as my Finishing Fridays project. I like the shawl, but I’m working with two skeins at once, so I keep putting it off. It’s time for me to finish it and move on.
I am at the point in the Farmhouse Cardigan where I’m thinking “Dear God, What have I done??” The body is worked in one piece and there is a lot of 1 x 1 ribbing. So. Much. Ribbing. Did you know that I’m a thrower? We are really slow with ribbing. The good news is both sleeves are done, as are the pocket linings, so it is just a matter of forcing myself to pick it up and knit on it. It cannot go into hibernation, as it would mean I have two green cardigans in hibernation, and that is just excessive.
I finished my Twizzler socks yesterday. They were knit with yarn that I bought at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival this year. I am keeping a project with yarn purchased at the festival on the needles at all times until I’ve worked my way through the yarn. If I finish all of the yarn before the next festival I can feel a little less guilty about going wild there.
I decided to put two skeins of Garden Wool & Dye DK dyed with indigo and Osage orange to use and knit up another baby sweater for Mary-Claire’s baby. I’m not sure I love the pattern, so I might tear this out and try something new. Until I’ve decided I’m sticking with the pattern it’s no use sharing the name of it. This yarn is a joy to work with, even if there is a lot of crocking from the indigo.
Do you watch any knitting podcasts that are entertaining enough to keep my mind occupied when knitting on the Farmhouse Cardigans? I only watch a few and I’m looking to branch out. Please let me know what you like to watch.