I'm making progress. Got the reversible cables & lace alpaca scarf done and also finished a gansey glove. The glove feels quite nice in Classic Elite Wings yarn, which is a worsted weight, but I did the gloves on size 2. Yup. Thinking outside the box again. Call me crazy. But that glove feels pretty nice.
I'm reknitting the aran sweater I designed last winter, this time using LP superwash instead of Maine wool. It makes all the difference. It's a joy to knit as opposed to the struggle that it was in Maine wool. The size will come out smaller, which I wanted, and the fabric feels lovely. I'm still using 5's and 7's. And, I am using the Pony Total System needles, which I never really used before except on a scarf. I hated them on the scarf. There weren't enough stitches to keep the sproingy cords from bouncing all over the place. But using these needles on this sweater, what a difference! I love them! They are sleek and lovely and the tips are long and tapered to a fine point. I love them.
Now I just need to design that hat for Marie, and I'll feel quite accomplished. We'll see if I can get it done by the cruise, as well as a sweater..... we'll see. And I have to finish the pocket linings on the Hanne Falkenberg cardigan, and sew that together and bring it on the cruise, too.
The hot water heater broke at the store and flooded the downstairs inventory-storing place, a bit. Luckily no damage was done, nothing serious anyway. These little headaches will happen.
I started the Snowdrift Stole kit I got from Blackberry Ridge. I love it! I really, really want to work on it, but I am making myself wait till after the knitting cruise. I also really want to work on the Helen's Lace shawl too, but that will be good knitting circle mindless knitting. I am enjoying working on that, too.