My knitting mojo has returned and since I have wrapped up all the little projects I had, I came up with a new plan to have variety of projects to work on. First let’s clear out a finished project: mug warmer.
I don’t have a lot to say about this. I thought it would be a cute, useful way to use up small amounts of worsted weight, but the pattern kicked my butt. On the fourth try I ended up with what you see above. It works. It’s just that after the fourth time knitting it I expected better. (Not knocking the pattern – many other knitters have had success and created darling mug warmers.)
1. Desdemona – this is my detailed project that requires focus. I plan to swatch and then get started on the center panel. What I’ve learned so far – this is not a project to knit while having heated discussions. It requires focus.
2. Merino Lace Socks – this will be my small needle project. The pattern is by Anne Woodbury and is in Favorite Socks. I’m using a durable Regia yarn from stash. I’d classify this as one of those astonishingly quick sock patterns. The pattern repeat is 12 rows and you just keep saying, “oh, one more repeat” and next thing you know you’re past the heel turn. Socks are further along than this photo.
3. Tryst Vest – this is my larger needle, relatively mindless project when I don’t have the focus to work on lace or the socks. It also will use up the remaining Williamstown in teal from my GYC. Seeing as how I got super absorbed in the socks I haven’t even cast on for this yet.
I’m not sure how all of this will play out yet. As the title says “Best Laid Plans”. I have a feeling that I may not be able to switch back and forth from Desdemona to other things without wrecking my gauge. If that’s the case, it doesn’t bother me – it just means I’ll be focused on a single project at a time. 🙂