I've been working on the last panel of Sophie a bit every night, but there ain't much to see. I'm working on a conference paper that is going very slow and taking up a lot of my brain capacity and it seems to be turning me into the absent minded professor. At least I'm keeping the kids fed, clean, and happy and I'm remembering to pick them up at daycare.
So instead I thought I would show you a few things that have been catching my eye lately. You know, in that time when you're surfing instead of working, or planning what to knit after you finish this super boring sweater in splitty cotton that you're not sure is going to fit you but had better since you've had the decency to keep it in your knitting basket for two years. Those things.
Like Julia from RYC's Classic Summer book. The colour is what first grabbed me, but I also love the design, dainty and very work-friendly (this from a woman who is dressed up at work if she's wearing a bra). It's in Cashcotton 4 ply. Yummy.
The same sweater Stephanie is loving from the very fabulous book by Fiona Ellis.
I'm too lazy to scan in the pictures, but I love the morphing i-cord sweater,
the baby sweater and right now the one in Summer Tweed is calling me (because I have some liberated summer tweed burning a hole in my yarn closet right now and the design is lovely).
Birch. Ya I know everyone did that last year, I still like it. I have 3 balls of KSH in Marmalade and 3 in Candy Girl stashed and now that Spring is here and I'm wearing my Daisy Shawl around my neck every morning I a) fully understand the magic that is Crack-Silk Haze and b) the je ne c'est quoi of a light airy shawl wrapped around my neck being enough to keep the morning chill off whilst wearing a light blazer.
Rockstar from Alchemy Yarns. It's the diamond fantasy shawl with sleeves! Since Synchronicity is a tad spendy for my tastes I'm looking for a substitution. I would like the same 50% silk, 50% wool composition in a semi-solid/handdyed shade so this is looking nice (mmmm Fleece Artist). Right now Acid Green is the colour that gets me for this sweater, but I'm not certain yet.
So I'm living a rich fantasy life, even if I'm not knitting.