The Garden Sock — have finished the heel (finally!) and am working up the leg with the vine pattern in front and the spider pattern in back. Requires a little attention to detail so I don’t forget which chart I’m working on at any given time.
This project is an example of why I don’t try “two-at-a-time” sock projects. One reason is that I like sock projects to be small and very portable projects. I think I would be constantly fussing with the equipment if I tried the two-at-a-time method. The second reason -which is borne out by this project – is that I can get the kinks worked out of a challenging pattern on the first sock, and I know that the second sock will be much faster and easier. I think my inclination toward impatience would encourage me to cut corners or skip correcting mistakes if I was facing a two-at-a-time deal.
Merino Lace Scarf – almost back to where I unwound the project, and looks much nicer and neater.
Baby Afghan – more than half-way done. As happens, the second skein was wound backwards in the pattern from the first from the factory — meaning that the progression of colors is opposite in the second skein. I decided that this made an interesting center, with matching colors radiating from the middle (rather than continuing the pattern). That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it.
Quick-And-Easy – Halloween green “fun fur” scarf. This one I will be keeping – I have a Halloween presentation as a guest lecturer at a local college, and the scarf will go with my spooky theme in the presentation.
Continuing with my Sci-Fi theme this week, check out this video from The Piano Guys –
In this hilarious Star Wars tribute, two Force-wielding cellists battle for musical supremacy using lightsabers instead of bows. The elaborate production required 24 hours of filming in front of a green screen and 72 audio tracks.
I have a short attention span; I admit it. It’s probably why I am self-employed in the profession I’m in; I have multiple projects going at once, and I typically manage dozens of different tasks every day.
My knitting projects are the same way – I have several projects on needles at any given time, and the completion of one project necessitates the immediate commencement of another. I also have projects that have languished on needles for years (literally!) that I really need to do something with, some time.
Currently, I have two scarves, one set of socks, one hat, two afghans and one sweater in progress. I also have one scarf, one shawl and one sweater in the “languishing” pile.