Monday, February 13, 2017

Knitting in 2017

Knitting took a little bit of a back seat last year, unfortunately.  A big part of that was because I would come home from dance around 9, and most of the time I had to grade until I went to bed at 10:30 or so.  Not a ton of time to knit.
This year, that's going to change.
I've been getting better at getting my grading done during the day, so when I come home from dance, I can relax with either an audio book or a little Netflix and my knitting.  I have a lot to catch up on!
Let's take a gander.
Flamingo Mittens for SIL
So these were actually getting really close to being done- I had one complete and the other a great start.
Then Albert found the completed mitten in my knitting bag.  He pulled the finished mitten out, trotted all over the apartment with it, proud as can be, and left it somewhere on the floor when he was done.
You all know what happens when unsupervised knitting is left out at my house.

Yep.  Guess I'm not nearly as finished as I want to be with these. :(
Le petite Godzilla struck again.
To be fair, looking at the fair isle (though it's not blocked), I'm okay frogging these back to be fixed, since they're a little uneaven.  I might bring these when I go on my skiing trip this weekend- lots of plane and car time means lots of time to knit!
Ivy League Vest for myself
What's with all these colorwork projects?  This one I cast on I believe at the beginning of 2016, and it's hiding deep in a drawer.  I'll probably work on this one over the summer.  I don't even have a current picture because I don't actually know where it's hiding...
StarShower Cowl for myself

I started this to have a travel knit for myself that's easy, functional, and in good spring/summer colors.  I'm going to only let this be a travel knit, as it seems that most of my projects are not.  Too much fair isle...
Scandinavian Snowflake Hat for myself

Another colorwork.  This one is over halfway done, but I needed to find another color to compliment the rest of the pattern.  SO CLOSE to being done with this one- I just need to pick the color and finish it with a movie or two.

What's on the docket next...
Only two things right now!

One is what I'm calling my Adventure Hoodie- a beautiful and easy button-up striped cardigan that will (hopefully) go with everything.  I need something cozy and pretty for all of my summer travels, and hopefully this will be finished by then!

All the yarn is wound, and I'm planning on swatching for this gorgeous thing tonight.  I might be a little excited to start this.  I want to have it finished before I go on my crazy summer adventures!
The other is a Curling Cardigan for my cousin Sam.

It's a long story.  I'll tell you that later. ;)

1 comment:

nancy88 said...

I love them all. I was actually just thinking about your Ivy League vest the other day and was going to ask you about it because it's just such a pretty pattern.

I love seeing your progress! My fingering weight sweater has one sleeve and button bands left. I see the light! I can't wait for it to be done.

Knit on, sister!