I started blogging as a knitter. Above is limited evidence that I do still knit. My knitting production has been low since we arrived in California. I only started tossing wool and needles for plain socks into my travel bag in the past few months. My hands and brain needed a break, I guess. And I've been stuck about what to do about the project I was most excited about (the sweater).
From left to right, I'm working on:
1. Red Clouds. I started this in September when I wanted to knit, but couldn't face the sweater. I grabbed a skein of lovely Alchemy Haiku off my shelf and cast on an interesting lace pattern. I'm looking forward to wearing this bright color to ward off the grays of winter.
2. Spring Socks. I cast these on back in January and promptly lost track of them. I will probably get back to them after the other socks and scarf are finished.
3. Red Sweater. This has been in progress since February 2013. I finished the body last winter and stalled because I'm going to run short of yarn, and I'm not sure how I feel about wearing this sweater with shorter sleeves. I'm also a bit worried about the fit, so I may end up ripping out the whole thing and starting over with a different pattern. Next up (tomorrow) I'll block the body to see how much it changes after getting wet. If the size is not OK, I'll rip. If it is, I'll knit the buttonhole band and knit the sleeves until I run out of yarn.
4. Flamingo Socks. In July, I needed an easy travel and conference project, so I grabbed this ball of Opal off of my shelf and started knitting. Since my sock drawer is overflowing, I'm making these a little longer and will send them to my sister B once they're finished. These are the socks that jump started my travel and meeting knitting mojo.