Maternity Project Post Update!
I really thought that I'd get my WIP basket emptied. Or at least take a good chunk of it. I was sadly mistaken.
Let's start with some knit projects that are going on vacation. This is the first time I haven't had the urge to knit. I'd really like to think that it's the projects I'm working on. But there's a part of me that hates to have a WIP. I don't like too many projects in that pile, but I really hate to have them lingering. I fear that I'll just stop knitting if I stick with this mantra. Let's talk about that nasty WIP. Currently I'm working on EZ's Saddle Shouldered Aran & Snail Mitts. The cardigan has the body, one sleeve & one cuff completed. She's sat in the basket ever since I cast on for the second cuff. I can't get my cardigan mojo back. Perhaps it's because I know that I won't be able to wear Her for a couple of months. So last night, I made sure that the notes were very detailed & completed. I feel confident that I'll have 2 matching sleeves when I pick her up again. The Mitts are another story. I plan on blocking the finished one. If it doesn't block well, it might get tossed into the I'm-Never-Going-to-Knit-the-Second-One pile. Perhaps my fair isle skills are less to be desired. And perhaps I need a class to make the mitts shine. The fronts & backs look ok, but my sides are real wonky. Only a good soak will reveal if this mitt is going to get a brother.
And my biggest Maternity Project, Gus' Big Boy quilt. I really wanted to have this finished prior to his move to that Big Boy bed. That didn't happen. I have the top completed & the material for the back. This weekend, I've made myself promise to sew the back. I promise that I'll have it ready for quilting. Girl Scout promise! I also have enough scraps to make a pillow case & a small quilt for Tuck. But I'm not making promises on those projects.
So how's a girl to find her knitting mojo again? New exciting projects, duh?! Since Project Spectrum is in the Earth cycle, I'm getting ready for the Greens.
I bought this yarn at Knitter's Connection & have tried using it with a number of different projects. None seemed to do it justice. I came across this pattern through Raverly & had to have it. I cast on last night & I'll wait for a couple of repeats until I form an opinon. With lace, I always think I'm going to see the pattern immediately. Patience wasn't something I was born with.
Another pattern (scroll down for Blankets for the Home) I found via Ravelry is this little ditty (Ravelry link). SK loved Spiderman before it was cool to love Spiderman. When I first met him, I had to visit to ebay to find anything with Spiderman on it. Now I can enter a gas station to find soda, chips, & lighters with him emblazoned on it. Obviously Gus has also fallen in love with anything Super Hero related. I'm sure Tuck will be no different. Gus has 2 hand-knit blankets & Tuck should have 2 as well. Since I'm still on a yarn diet, I've got to break down. Ava & I have had many discussions on Caron's Simply Soft & how we simply love it. Can I argue or fight with myself by spending $5 on yarn for a blanket? Nope.
This weekend will still have us in clean up mode. The office needs to be painted & put back in order. Laundry is starting to crawl up the stairs. And we've got a really big birthday to start preparing for. One that involves a quesadilla, rice, cupcakes, balloons & trips to the potty.