They say time goes faster as you get older … and flies when you’re having fun so that must explain why I blinked and find that it’s mid-March and I’m once again writing about current projects.
Now that I know where my projects are, how are they? There’s been some rearranging of the bags and because the projects currently look like unattractive blobs of yarn, I thought instead I’d share details of a few of the bags and their projects.
There hasn’t been much visible progress because I focused on finishing the 18 sample swatches (a mix of knit and crochet) for Happy Fuzzy Yarn. I mailed them off on Monday and I’m refreshing the tracking page hoping they’ll be delivered when the USPS says they will be.
What’s in the wasabi yarn stuff sack now? Earlier today I made some progress on my Fresh Air Market Tote, I used up the yarn remaining on one of my cones and wound off a chunk from my other cone. Now that there aren’t two big cones to manage, it fits nicely in this bag! However, this project will be a challenge to photograph… right now it looks like a black blob of yarn!
I’ve also been working on two Bust my $tash projects.
In my favourite embroidered tote bag (not my favourite doodle) is my Transverse Cardigan by Ann Weaver. It’s a double winner as I’m using up extra yarn from my mum’s birthday vest from five years ago and I’m knitting a design from a 2010 issue of Interweave Knits that’s been on my to-knit list for a long time. I’ve lengthened the body and am knitting a hybrid size. I also provisionally cast on for the first sleeve, I hope to lengthen them to be full length, but I’m not completely trusting my different-gauge-yardage calculations. At least both sleeves will end up the same length! I’m on the back now, hopefully after publishing this post, I’ll have time to knit on it tonight.
I also joined Jill’s Esperance Cowl Knit Along on Ravelry. I’m using some yarn that’s eventually for a design. I have quite a bit of it and I like the idea of a practical swatch. I’m not a huge fan of the colourway I have, so I might attempt to overdye this. It’s in this brand new project bag I received on Monday a complete surprise from Andi Smith!
Speaking of Andi, I haven’t worked much on my Salt Hill for the Knit Along on Ravelry. I hope to get back into it later this week. I think the robot bag doodle is my absolute favourite of the bunch though my new sheep bag is a close second!
What are you working on?