Whoa... talk about neglecting the blog (and my New Years Resolution to blog every Saturday morning!). Well life got in the way. The boy and I bought a house in February and much of our time is spent painting and getting the house ready. Then there's work and wedding plans and... And quite frankly, I found that in what little free time I had, I'd rather sit down with the needles and knit instead of writing about it. And knit I did!
Resolution #2 was to knit at least a half hour a day, and I would say that on average, I faired pretty well. On the days that I took the train to work, I usually dragged the needles out of my back, with the exception of the days that I did not get a seat. At night, I'd knit while unwinding and watching TV. Weekends were hit-or-miss.
As for resolution #3 and the WIPS/UFOS... well let's run down the list and see how that went:
Mitten #2 -- I probably have another 20 minutes' worth of knitting left -- just have to close the top of the hand and knit the thumb. But how can I be motivated when it's been in the 70's the past few days?
Hat for the boy -- finished, but it was too big... read on further to see the solution...
Chevron Scarf - recently made a re-appearance near the top of my list. This one has become my train project and I've made a bit of progress.
As for the others -- the afghan, the abandoned socks, the bear, the doll, etc... they haven't been touched. Why you ask? Well that's because for the life of me, I just cannot help casting on new projects...
Ms. Marigold - my first sweater (vest). I cast this one on in February (I think...) and I'm almost done with the body. Then on to the edging around the neck and arm holes.
I participated in Yarn Smackdown, which is similar to Hat Attack. A hat pattern was released one night in March, you knit it as fast as you could and mailed it to your opponent in hopes that it would reach her/him before their hat reached you. I lost in the first round, but had a great time and ended up with a really nice hat.
This led to my knitting this pattern (Classic WWII Watch cap, which can be found here and here) for a second time because I would finally find a hat that would fit the boy! And it does! But it's now too late to be wearing it....
I also started the Central Park Hoodie a few days ago.
And as always, I have many many other projects waiting to be cast on...
So needless to say, I have been a busy bee.
Happy Knitting. Until next time!