|No pattern; made these up.|
But otherwise, I've been starting and working on a number of things that still ain't done, of course. Like the Xenia Shawl:
Ok, if I huff it I could probably get it done this weekend, which means most likely I'll be distracted by other shiny things to do and not touch it. But I could. Maybe.
I also, thanks to one of my knitting group people, ended up starting a dish towel that, due to the fact that I'm using scrap cotton, thought I ran out of the blue color, then found another fourth of a skein of it, is coming out just a little funky:
|Pattern is Triple L Tweed Dishcloth by Purl Soho, though I'm making it much longer and with different weight yarn.|
This is not my type of yarn. That's because it's for my other sister, as she likes the loud bright colors. I'm planning Hanukkah presents early this year.
Also, I started swatching and doing the spreadsheet formulas for another sweater design. Because it's about time I started attempting a design again; I have way too many of them in my head, with the yarn ready to go as well, and no other work done on them. It doesn't help that I have a bit of a deadline to my free time (well, what little I have left after being in the middle of selling a house and going a little crazy at work). I'm going for my master's starting this month, and will be in class four evenings a week, plus using my weekends to do school work. This should be fun.
But maybe I can get that all but started (I still need to order the needles for it because I need a different length circular; unfortunately a thought that only occurred to me after I attempted to create a sheet for my size to start it). Oh, who am I kidding, I'll spend this weekend (of which I'm taking off two days so it's a four day weekend) mostly playing Skyrim or XCOM or maybe even Karmaflow, if I feel like frustrating myself. Or actually cleaning the apartment. Or doing the thousand other things I should be doing that I didn't do yet because last week, I took a little vacation:
|Went fishing one morning; caught nothing. Oh well. This is Lake George, if you want to know.|
|He wants it a certain size, so I'm teaching him how to swatch at the moment.|
We'll see how this goes.