On Monday night I finished a project that had been languishing for a bit too long. Hurray! However that meant that I only had one project on the go, the leaf panel cardigan I started last week.
I've made progress, namely about 4.5 inches, but it is oh so boring! The pattern has you start on the back which is plain stockinette stitch. You know what I'm talking about, B-O-R-I-N-G!
So I had to think up a few more projects that wouldn't be so mind numbing. I'll do the stockinette stitch while I watch tv. Sorted.
I have been wanting to knit a blanket for some time, and I have an amazing block book:
I seriously love this book. So I've picked my blocks and with some yarn I had leftover (where I ordered about double what my Mother-in-law needed to knit my Dad his Aran jumper). I've decided to do vertical rows of 5 blocks, and to knit them in a continuous strip. Then I can do vertical joins between the rows, instead of joining a ton of blocks. Will this work? I sure hope so. Here is 3/4 of a block I started yesterday. It is hard to see the pattern. It is called "hourglass."
The second project I started is a pair of socks for the girls. I have this beautiful yarn I ordered on accident (yes, I am that thick sometimes). I am using the most basic kids sock pattern. So far, just the cuff and a few rows of the leg. I'm hoping I don't take as long on these as I did on mine. I figure making small socks will help me improve. Plus, I really wanted to use that gorgeous yarn for something!
That's all for me this Wednesday, check out the creativity here: