I know its been a while

July went really slowly and August flew by. We went on vacation for a week and I think I spent more time considering which projects to take with me than I did what clothes to bring! I’m very grateful that I bring far too many than I could knit because while away I kneeled on one of my needles and broke it! Thankfully, I just turned my focus onto another project! I brought socks on dpn’s on the plane because I was afraid security would take my addis. Now I’ve heard from several people that if you have your knitting on the addis when your bags go through security, its fine. I may try that next time. I much prefer socks on circulars!

With my oldest heading off to college I experienced a reverse nesting. It manifested itself in my desire to finish any projects I had left in varying states of completion.

So far I’ve finished socks for my dad’s birthday made out of Artyarns supermerino – I love the way the colors presented themselves, the college afghan I made for my daughter (at one point I had a panic attack because I thought they changed the colors of the school!),

a really fun multi directional cap sleeve tank, the pattern is Artyarns Triangle Diagonal Tank (with cap sleeves) made in Artyarns regal silk, I absolutely loved knitting with silk and the drape of the tank is wonderful!

a tie cardigan from the Naturally Noro book, made in Noro’s Silk Garden (I had left off on this project in the spring, I had to redesign the sleeves from kimono style to regular cap sleeves).

I put a plastic mesh bottom in this Berroco Zen bag to give it some support.

It was kind of a shock how many projects I had lurking about. Clearly I am process oriented! It feels good to clear the decks. I put a couple of summer projects into hibernation for the winter, organized a few more works in progress, and of course dived into a few new projects!

I’m making the Berroco lace cardigan in Berroco Bonsai yarn for my mother’s birthday (she loved mine!)

A sweater coat in Noro Iro from the Simply Noro pattern book.

Of course a pair of socks. I am very glad that I keep a pair of socks to knit in the car. Once while travelling, I left a project behind and was almost left with nothing to knit in the car. Shocking, I know! I definitely am going to pursue a couple of “grab and go” knit kits to keep around.