The Ella coat is cooking along nicely, but when I'm not knitting that garment (especially once I'm done my weekly assignment) I'm working on some other very nice things too.
I just finished a baby sweater for a co-worker due any time now. It's a great, easy little pattern found here. I used Dream in Colour Classy in Good Luck Jade. It's for a boy and I loved the slightly camo-look of the yarn.
I should have put something beside the sweater for scale--it's a newborn to two month size. So CUTE! I can't wait to see the baby in it.
I'm also working on another sweater for me (though Emma is greedily eyeing it). It's Amused from Knitty and it was a lovely fit with some Briar Rose Abundance I've had in the stash from a few Rhinebecks ago. While this isn't the best photo (hard to photography myself and this yarn is tricky to capture), it does show that I'm making progress.
Since I took this photo, I got to the bottom ribbing portion. Only 3 more inches to go on the body and then to the sleeves. The 4 sts to the inch gauge is nice and speedy. I like the design a lot--sort of like a done up cardigan. I'm also considering some modifications to the collar including some buttons so I can seal myself up against the cold if need be. I'll see if that's possible.
While I would like to knit all of the things all of the time, I can't do that...but at least I'm makind a dent and having fun doing it.