Sunday, March 6, 2011

In like a Lion

I'm on spring break now. It snowed yesterday.

I was talking to Mandie the other day about how I'm not in love with any of my knitting projects right now. She said "you get this way every year." Which, a quick blog check shows, is true. It's understandable. Winter is fading, so things like legwarmers and scarves seem silly to keep on with, but spring isn't really here yet, so shells and tank tops aren't reasonable either.

Anyway, that's my story.

But that said, I realize I've taken pictures of things and not posted them, so here's a quick photo dump:

Thick socks from Twisted Fiber Art Duchess in Ravelry:

And a lightweight sweater-in-progress:
it's going to be the Featherweight Cardigan, someday. That's my handspun green stuff, as seen last fall.

You would think that would be perfect for this interstitial time between winter and spring, and it is, but as it's biggish and slow and mostly stockinette (and I'm still in the yoke, so the rows just.keep.getting.longer), I'm going a bit stir-crazy with it at the moment.

But like I said, it's spring break! I'm planning on spending some good time with the above sweater, and I'm hoping to get past my funk by knitting some small stuff. I have a minor queue of baby things for deserving beloved babies born last year, today supplemented by the purchase of this book at the yarn shop. (Amazon says they don't have it till May, but knitting books are often available to smaller (LYS) retailers before they have wide release. I also want to knit Duck, which looks tough and like a lot of fun (seriously, it's a technique-heavy little pattern, and oh so cute!).

I'm still walking. It's going to be close, but I'm more than 300 miles along, and I'm hoping to walk a LOT this week as well!

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