… I’d be blogging a lot. But as it is I’ve been a horrible blogger of late, and for that I don’t apologize. I’ve been too engrossed in knitting during my spare time to blog. Ah, well.
Speaking of knitting, I’m doing something I’ve never done before: I have a list of things to be knitted and so far I have not deviated from the list. Granted, I’m only 4 items in, but still! Having this list is actually helping me knit a lot faster and commit to finishing each piece. (Well, that and my new rule: On nights alone at home I’m required to stay awake until 11, usually knitting. I sure can get a lot done late at night with no distractions.)
Anyway, here are the next few things I’m going to knit, once I finish the behemoth of a cardigan I’ve been working on:
Top to bottom, left to right:
- The It’s a Cinch head wrap for myself. I made one of these for Ev’Yan in a trade for her excellent book, and quite liked how it turned out. My hair is somewhat prone to grease so I use headbands quite a lot to cover that up, and it would be nice to use something pretty instead of the plain jersey fare I generally stick to. Downside: This pattern, while quick, is mind-numbingly boring.
- The Monkey Hat for Grady. I made this green hat for my friend Shea’s little girl for her birthday, and will be making another for Grady this winter. I’m officially in MUST-keep-the-baby-warm mode.
- A braided cable headband for a mystery recipient. Secret presents! (Also, I took that picture to show off that I was using a teeny straw in lieu of a cable needle; they actually work quite excellently. Especially for transferring stitches, if your straw and needles are of similar circumference.)
- Basic Socks for Grady. See #2.
- The Botanic Hat for Matthew. Dear Matthew recently gave me his record player, so in return I’m knitting him a hat and some mitts. It’s always kind of nerve-wracking knitting something for someone whose specifications were very very precise, so I hope this one turns out as he imagines it.
- Aidez for me! I found yarn cheap enough to make it somewhat affordable, and I’m beyond excited to make it.
- Flower Child’s sweater for Grady. Too cute, right?! She needs it. I’ll probably change those sleeves up a bit so it can fit comfortable under a jacket.
- Harvest Moon mitts for Matthew. See #5.
- Autumn Cardigan for Grady. I picked this pattern because it’s crocheted so I’ll finish it quickly, but it doesn’t look completely stupid like most crocheted cardigans.
Also listed: An Oblique for me. But 9-square photo collages are so pretty!