Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My summer of knitter's ADD

It started innocently enough with this shawl . It's the Simple Yet Effective shawl by Evelyn Chau . I had some Noro sock yarn that I really wanted to get out of the stash  .



Everything was going well until I saw this pattern . Yup , the Color Affection shawl ! Before I knew it I had cast on . After all I had some really nice yarn that was just meant for this particular pattern . Unfortunately for all my good intentions some really hot and humid summer weather kicked in right about then . That put paid to my finishing this right then . After all ,who wants a big warm , woolly shawl on their lap when it's stinking hot  .


Next up was my Dragonfly socks thanks to Dee . Well I actually did finish those .There had been no change in the weather so of course I looked for something small to work on . Right about then I did my big stash cleanup and came across the Cherry Lane sock pattern . Good cause , I have yarn , so there you go , another pair of socks on the needles .

Well , sad to say they haven't changed all that much since this picture was taken  . I still haven't gotten to the heel portion of the second sock . They were put on hold because I decided that my most immediate concern should be to knit a sweater for Mason .

I had bought yarn last year with a project in mind so I didn't even have to go out and buy some . This  all fits in with my intention of sticking to a yarn diet . He's growing like a weed and if I didn't start soon I wouldn't be able to use the yarn I had bought last year . You see where this is going ...



Those are just the works in progress . Let's not mention the UFOs that I came across when I was sorting out the stash .

3 comments:

Dee said...

Great projects all! I'm beginning to think there is nothing wrong with a little knitting ADD! You don't get things finished as quickly, but you are accomplishing things.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm having one of those summers too.. one shawl, three socks, a hat, two sweaters....

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Lots of great WIPs! Now I HAVE TO LOOK AWAY before I look at those Cherry Lane socks any closer! It is a great cause though...