After finishing the epic Thin Ice shawl, I have pretty closely adhered to my casting on goals. In order to keep my sanity regarding my stash, I have been pairing yarn with projects and actually starting each project. This, of course, results in a lot in progress and not a lot completed. Thus far, however, I have finished two preemie hats and a rather oversized cowl.
Presently, I do have quite a few projects still on the needles, some matched with their yarn, and other patterns printed out awaiting a final decision. As for on the needles, I have a pair of mittens, a textured hat, and another shawl. The mittens were part of my KAL obsession, but I fell way behind with the colorwork and I haven’t made it past the first mitten’s cuff. I love the way they are knitting up… and I’m sure I will finish them by the time we actually have a winter.
The hat had moved to time-out for a bit when I realized that working up a hat using six double point needles just wasn’t reasonable. It did give me a good excuse to head over to my LYS during my lunch break to pick up some new Addi Turbo Lace needles long enough to Magic-Loop the rest of the hat. I’ve started the decreases and I should finish by tomorrow. The textured pattern does show a bit more in person, but it’s a gift for a friend’s son who adores orange and I actually really like the pooling that the pattern is creating.
Finally, I have started the Shaelyn as a quick and simple lace-charted shawl. The pattern is simple and it has been my go-to easy knitting. I haven’t had as much time to focus on it, since I have been trying to get the gift knitting completed, but I foresee this shawl coming off the needles next week. I love the Sweet Georgia yarn I’m knitting it in and I actually dream about getting some serious knitting time with this shawl. Literally, dream about it.
As for future projects, I have two sweaters, three shawls and loads of baby shower gifts lined up. Time to start my gauge swatches! 😉