One of the things I’m trying to be better about this year is updating my projects in Ravelry. Back when I worked in the yarn shop and taught classes, I never seemed to have trouble with remembering … and doing it. But now, whole projects go by completely undocumented, or else magically go from “just started” to “hey, I finished”. Kat has provided the perfect forum to make updating those projects – at least on a weekly basis – a habit. So here goes:I have four projects in process right now. A sweater for Sara, two pairs of House Socks and the ADVENTurer Wrap. Those last three projects have all been in progress for a while … and none of them received much attention while I finished up Coatigan. But as y’all noted, I need socks 😉 … both finished and in-process. I love how portable they are! Today is Opera Wednesday, so I started the second striped sock to give me something to do during intermissions.
I pulled out the ADVENTurer during knitting on Monday … and was reminded just how much attention that project requires. I need to get back into the rhythm of working on it a little bit everyday; otherwise, I doubt it will be finished before Spring comes!
And then there’s Portage, for Sara. She wore my Bodie non-stop when she visited last month and said she’d love a cardigan like it. Something cozy, with pockets and a shawl collar. Sadly, my Bodie is just a smidge tight across her shoulders, so simply giving it to her wasn’t an option. and I do love her dearly, but knitting another one really wasn’t either. We found Portage, took measurements, ordered yarn and I promised to start it as soon as I finished Coatigan. I’d love to have this finished and in the mail to her before month-end so she’ll have a chance to wear it. The yarn is Knitpicks Swish DK and one skein in, I’m really pleased with it. It’s 100% super wash merino, feels wonderful and knits beautifully … and at $4.99 a skein, it’s a bargain. I only wish the color had a better name; it’s called Squirrel Heather (doesn’t Squirrel anything just seem bad?!)
And there you have it … see, self, that wasn’t so hard was it?
Head on over to Kat’s to read about what others are unraveling. and Happy Wednesday!