At the beginning of 2013 I promised myself that I wouldn't cast on more than 2 projects at any time; that kind of went out the window very quickly. Then I promised myself I would only have 4 projects at any given time; but now, to be honest, I just want to knit what I want and when I feel like it. At the end of the day knitting ceases to be fun if you put too many rules on it. I think having knitting aspirations is fun, I like to move forward which is why I take part in Year of Projects.
Anyway basically what I'm trying to say is I've cast on a new project - and I'm so glad I did. I was gifted the Owlings pattern on Ravelry and in April I bought some pretty yarn for it (remember, when I bought yarn for several projects before putting myself on a stash diet? I'll do a wee post about that later in the week!). Debbie Bliss' yarn is one of my favourites, it's so soft and the colour palettes are fabulous. So I cast on my first mitt just 3 days ago and I finished last night:
I've cast on the 2nd one; I've also made some small modifications in this pattern which I will share as part of a Year of Projects post. This is the first pattern I've felt comfortable changing things on!!! Now all I have to do is decide on eyes - buttons, beads or French knots? And then what colour? I'm hoping to get a grey winter coat.
I'm also making good progress on my first vanilla socktopus sock; I finished the gusset and heel (I am extremely happy with how it looks thus far) and I'm ready to knit the foot. I'm off out today and have some waiting time so I might do a little sock knitting then:
I'm very happy with both of these knits; I know I need to get back to my dinosaur, my cardigan and of course my Hogwarts ball shawl..... but all in good time.
That's all from me for today; what have you been working on this past week? I'm playing along with Ginny and Tami (as always).