the road ahead...
This year is getting off to an interesting start - I can see far into my knitting/ reading future as my queue grows faster than I can knit or read. I have such a glorious pile of books, it is making me a little anxious. I have several on loan to me from my brother-in-law and I am antsy thinking, "I should read and get these back" but then books like Citizen Soldier show up today from Paperbackswap.com and omg, I want to dig in after my Band of Brother's Marathon. Okay, I took lamaze - I need to do my breathing hoo hoo hoo. I'll get to it all, right?
Then I have knitting projects piling up next to my stack of books. I have cast on several things since the beginning of the year and wound yarn for several more. I knit some simple mittens for my 3-year-old with the leftovers of the handspun from my Toasty - and as luck would have it I ran out of yarn at the thumbs - so I unraveled the tops of my Toasty mitts and knit the thumbs - they were connected as if by an umbillical cord - much like me and the receiver of these tiny mittens - it was kind of fun - proving that even frogging can be fun, or a journey perhaps.
I also knit a hat for my daughter's American Girl Doll. It is Through The Loops! pattern for the Thorpe - just downsized, I used dk yarn on a size 7 needle and knit the medium hat, could have probably knit the small - and knit as is. My big sweetie took the hat to school to showcase it to all of her buddies, I thought that was special.
Today I had a little time at the hospital where my father-in-law was getting a tune-up to swatch for my Acer. I really want to finish this sweater before spring, and getting the swatch out of the way is liberating. I have it blocking right now - my lazy self really hopes this is a one-swatch project. Then I cast on an Inga hat for my husband - he decided that as long as the colors matched his tri-bike, the nordic-y-ness of the hat made it manly, so well see. And I also wound some Yarntini Peaknit sportweight for a baby sweater for someone - just because I wanted to wind some yummy pink bubblegum yarn, and I always have big ideas of how many projects one person needs to fill a day at the hospital - never touched it. Good intentions...aren't they supposed to pave the road to hell? Oh jeez, here I come.