I'm not knitting much :(
I have been working far too long on a scarf. You would think I would be done by now. However, I really did not realize that 1 3/4 ounces of laceweight cashmere would make a twelve foot long scarf. Actually, we may never know how long the scarf would be, because I am binding it off before it gets any longer and threatens to take over the world. I'm a little discouraged because the reason I wanted to make the scarf in the first place was because I got some fabulous $50 skeins of this handpainted cashmere singles, laceweight; I got 10 skeins (all I could afford) and I figured I would need to make some kind of model with it so people would be willing to shell out fifty bucks to make a scarf. However, it has taken a realllllly long time to knit the dang thing, and I only have 3 skeins of the cashmere left in stock! So now I am in the odd position of having a finished model and needing to buy more yarn to sell from it. Usually it works the other way around!
I have a pair of socks partly done. They are made from some fingering weight wool/bamboo blend that we no longer sell; I liked the navy/dark green color combination because it reminded me of a Black Watch tartan, but I am not sure I really like the feel of the yarn. Maybe it will feel nicer when it has been washed and dried. I have one sock done and the second is part way down the leg. It's a pretty basic project, but there you are.
I finished a pair of baby socks last week. That took me two weeks to knit. Gah, I can't get anything done lately!!
What I really want to work on are my Hanne Falkenberg jacket, or one of the 5 or 6 lace shawls I have started, or my A Fine Fleece cardigan (I am making Rhinebeck, using Hempwol in a nice dark purple). I have about 7 more pair of socks I want to make. I have numerous (really really numerous) sweaters either partly started or waiting to be begun, and I want to work on all of them! I have many store models that NEEEEED to be knit, and some of them I want to do, and some of them are just work. So much knitting, mountains of knitting, oceans of knitting, and yet I can't seem to get one scarf done. Sigh.
Speaking of oceans of knitting, I am pretty excited to be boarding the Isaac H. Evans Tuesday night for the first of four knitting cruises this year! Woohoooo! It will be fun! And if you wanna go, make your reservations immediately and come on this cruise with me, cuz all three of the other knitting cruises I am doing this year are already BOOKED FULL. Live the adventure, drop everything and come sailing with me. And don't forget to bring your pointy sticks :):)