I am taking stock of my projects to see what I might want to play with for a couple of hours.
The mittens are still drying. They are outside frolicking in the 60 degree weather. I am leaving the cotton waste yarn in until I am ready to pick up stitches - probably after I do the needle felting and embroidery.
This poor sweater has been neglected for a few weeks. I finally pulled it out of the yarn bowl and started working on it again. I think that settling for my second choice in colors took a little steam out of my motivation, but I am going to see it through to completion and will be glad to have it.
This was my knitting nest at about midnight last night. I worked until midnight (home business), then I put Five Mile Creek in the vhs, and I began to unzip the provisional cast on of the hem facing on the EZ seamless hybrid sweater. You can see the little coil of red cotton yarn that I used as the waste yarn.
Provisional cast on unzipped, stitches picked up, and the 3-needle thingy was done. I had a couple of concerns and questions about it, like why does one only cast on 90% of the stitches for the hem facing and then increase for the body, but I decided to just jump in and keep moving forward .
There is still a sunroof for my toes in the 'First Born' socks. Maybe if I stare at them long enough they will scab over and heal themselves. Or maybe not.
I have been playing with mosaic knitting on a new pair of socks. Fun.
Yarn for house socks. I have not used worsted weight wool for socks before. I plan to knit this with smaller needles (maybe US 4 or 5) to get a dense sock. I am tired of having cold feet when I am transcribing for long hours at my desk.
Okay, now to pick something. I had wanted to work on the mittens today but they are still damp. Maybe I can begin sketching designs for the embellisment. The mosaic socks are good for snatches of time during the week, so they can wait. I do not want to start a new pair of socks today, so the yarn can go in the knitting nest. I guess I will balance the time between my mosaic sweater and my son's seamless hybrid. Yup. I have all the episodes of Five Mile Creek on vhs, so maybe I will pop one in and have at it. I dug these tapes out of the garage a couple of days ago and wonder why they were ever put in storage; I really enjoy them.