I know there's been a bit too much blog silence lately, I'm hoping to get back into the habit since I enjoy writing regularly and I enjoy reading blogs too. I still really like Twitter but I'm trying not to use all my blog mojo there.
If you do follow my Tweets, you'll notice I haven't been feeling all that great. Just Spring stuff--colds and fatigue, but I think most of it is behind me now. The good thing about being under the weather, but not too sick is that I have been doing a fair bit of knitting.
The first priority project is an extra secret project. I'm the first designer for Kim's Indigodragonfly Smart Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 skein club. The pattern and yarn will be sent to club members in June so this sneak peak is all I can show you.
I'm having a great time designing and I stretched myself with this one in the fancy construction department. That part was fun. Ripping out 150 rows of garter stitch when I got my geometry wrong wasn't as fun!
The pattern is mine to release some time this summer; I'll keep you posted.
Next up are Xander's socks. I have one done and on the heel for the second one. His feet really are growing while I look, so I need to get these off the needles. So it's the couch, Firefly and socks for the next few nights.
I also have some abandoned projects on deck that I want to finish because I have a LOT of things I would like to start. I consider this spring cleaning for my knitting. I'm on the last piece of my Nantucket Red Cardi--mine is Calmer Blue. So that's an easy finished object.
I also have not so much done on the Hanami stole. I really love the idea of this shawl, but can't get my head around the basketweave pattern. I'm hoping I can get my head down and just knit those last repeats (or even cheat and skip one) and then get to the cherry blossom part which I'm sure I can get my head around. I'm using kidsilk haze which is rather unrippable so I'm going to give it a good solid try.
What's up after that? Some baby clothes for my knitpal Keri who is due in July, perhaps a summer top for me and then, I'm not sure...only because I have tons of beautiful stash yarn and I want to knit it all.