When All Else Fails.

…blog about your knitting! (with the side benefit that you’ll actually update your projects on Ravelry – including photos!)So here we go! I have three active projects:

left to right, Deephaven, Retreat and Ondawa.
Deephaven is a really fun knit – not quite brainless (yeah, I’ve mis-twisted the cables more than once) but very rhythmic. I love the colorway and although it’s called glazed pecan, I think it looks like browned pastry crust and I’m hoping I have enough yarn leftover to knit the apple pie hat.
Retreat is going to be a throw for the chair we bought last week (that will be “my” chair for knitting and reading – of course I need a pretty knitted throw for it). I’ve had the multi-colored mohair since 2002 (when my LYS discontinued Jo Sharp and put it all on sale…really deep sale) and queue’d this pattern when I got serious about knitting down my stash. It wasn’t until I started it last week that I realized I didn’t have nearly enough yarn. I found another really nice silk/mohair to stripe with it and it’s working up fast. I’m not sure how it will look finished, but at least it will be warm and cozy!
Ondawa hasn’t seen much love lately, but I’m hoping to get it back on track this weekend. This is the sweater I’m knitting for Katie (whose birthday is near the end of January). That piece you see is the first third or so of the second sleeve. After it’s finished, I’ve got the front to knit and then four seams and it’s done. This is the kind of pattern I used to love…multiple charts and lots going on…but now I just don’t seem to have time for it. (I’ve got another sweater hibernating that’s more of the same – I can only hope I find that mojo again…soon!)
Thank you for helping me catch up, but I think it might be really short-lived. We’re starting a KAL for the latest Churchmouse patterns next Friday and I’ll be swatching and casting on for a pullover. And I signed up for Kirsten Kapur’s Mystery Sock KAL that starts next Thursday. And I have some gift knitting for an upcoming birthday.
I think I need to get busy! (how about you? is there something you need to finish … to be able to start that next project?)


  • Bonny

    Those are three lovely projects! This is my weekend for honestly evaluating (and dealing with!) projects that I will never finish. After the purge, I think I'll only have four to complete, but I'll soon see what lurks within the knitting closet…

  • Patty

    These are great pieces! I've just finished knitting three hats and kind of want to make one more. (Will consult with one young son on Wednesday!) Until then I've picked up Ravello again and hope to make some progress there. I'd like to finish for my b-day 2/19 but that's a lofty goal. Happy Weekend Mary!

  • alexa

    Golly, three things on go at once … I like the pattern of Ondawa very much. Looks like a lot of knitting to get done in the next few weeks, though!