I don't know what's happened to my knitting in May, but it's almost at a complete standstill. Working five days a week, dyeing a little here and there, blogging a little more, keeping the house under some control, making dinner every night, the unfreakingbelievable piles of washing that are either waiting to be washed, folded or ironed. it all kind of adds up each day. I tell you, I think it's the piles washing that bother me the most. I think I'm going to have to outsource some of it.
I do knit every single night, but sometimes I don't get to start until after 10pm, and I've been trying to go to bed before midnight (a change for me). And so, progress has been slow.
This is the second of the two tiny finished objects so far in May. A little February Baby Sweater, in Vatican Pie Jitterbug. Don't blame me for the colour problems, digital light meters don't know what they're talking about. And I can't correct them to save my life. Even after doing the stupid course.
I know what 2paw means when she says it's a bit wonky. It is a bit wonky down the front, has to do with the increases I reckon. Anyhow, it's for my brother and sister in laws in Ireland. We stayed with them in December and they just had a baby girl. So now I have two nephews and four nieces, only one of which is in the same country as me.
I only really like blogging about finished projects, but since there has been very little activity in this department in May, I'll have to talk about the most boring (to me) of all blog topics - my WIP's.
I started a feather and fan comfort shawl in Noro silk garden lite - as an exercise in getting out of the colour comfort zone (ie: knitting everything in purple). It started off a bit dull, but you can see by the ball of yarn it's about to get pretty wild. I have put this down because I am afraid I will run out of yarn before it's big enough. I say 'afraid' when I really mean 'sure'. I have no idea of the colourway, and I think I've tossed the labels. I do know that I got the last two balls of it from Sew and Tell. Plus, I'm a bit scared of that lime green and turquoise bit coming up - it looks a bit awful to me. But I am knitting this to be brave with colour - so I must somehow either knit it in the dark or get over it and just keep going.
I also started another Eyelet Rib Vest, this time in blue Alpaca Silk Georgette (which I got from my voucher from Wool Addiction in Bowral). Gorgeous yarn, why haven't I used this before? I have made a few modifications to the pattern, I'll tell you about them if I ever get the other side finished.
What a beautiful shop, if you're ever on your way to or from the snow (or maybe to or from Goulburn jail) or you know, anywhere near the Southern Highlands, you should drop in there. You won't be sorry.
Finally, I've been massively missing the lace. I haven't knit any lace whatsoever since finishing the pretty as a peacock shawl way back in March. I've decided that my own 'silver shadow' silk laceweight is the yarn, but the pattern? I'm having a lot of trouble deciding. But I'll leave that discussion for another day.
My true confession? I don't think I'll make the Heroine Jacket after all. I've kind of gone off it. Much as I really feel like a loser, telling you that 'I'm all excited about this project and can't wait to start', and then changing my mind, I think I'm going to have to just come out and admit it to you. Any suggestions for 1000+ yards of worsted weight wool in a charcoaly semi-solid?