Trying to keep myself occupied and distracted (without being too grumpy or antsy) this week as I continue to play the waiting game with the lil’nutmeg and the hospital. Thank goodness for knitting! I’m still working away on the hexipuffs:
And have also sent off a bunch of mini-skeins for a swap – I am really looking forward to getting the chance to try out some new yarns this way!
Over the weekend I finished the last of my WIPs! Well, the active more short-term ones – if you look at my Ravelry project page there are several WIPs, but most now are in hibernation. I am choosing to ignore the “Neon Nightmare” and the “Beekeeper’s Quilt” as those are truly long term projects, though they are active. This most recent WIP is a gift and has been shipped off to the recipient. Once I know it has been received then I’ll be able to blog about it.
This is a very strange feeling to have my needles “empty” for the most part – no deadline knitting (hoping to pick up testing / sample knitting again in September), a closet full of yarn, a ravelry queue that is ~30 pages (?!) – one could get lost in options and my decision making lately has already mostly fallen into the general “Meh, whatever” category. I did decide to go with another project that has been on my mind lately – Andrea’s Mitts. These slightly cooler days must have me thinking for fall, so I pulled out some Rhinebeck yarn ( silver Delly’s Delights Farm O-So-Soft) and a purple yarn which sadly lost it’s tag (I think I got it in a swap, can’t find it in the blog, phooey). These might end up a Christmas gift, or I might keep them, right now I’m 50/50.
I started yesterday and am increasing the thumb gusset now. I am surprised as how quick these are working up. So far so good I am enjoying them and I know I have plenty of yarn to make another pair after this if I am so inclined (grey + pink, maybe reversing the purple + grey combo too).