Some serious family drama has arisen so I couldn't post but I have been knitting. I was so preoccuppied, I could barely string together two sentences. Now that things have stabilized somewhat, I can tell you about my current projects. The Simple Jacquard socks are almost done. Just about ready to start the toe decreases. These socks are my commuter knitting. They're such scene stealers. I'm amused by the sly sideways glances they garner. Occasionally I'll get direct inquiries about my knitting. Mostly though, sneak peeks.
I started the Green Tweed SWeater. Ultimately, I opted for a long sleeve pullover with a placket neck. I chose to include a collar, waist shaping, and an ease factor of close. I've completed the back and am halfway through the front. I took the risk of not reknitting my swatch. So far, so good. There was the possibility that I'd repeat the mistake of the Nature Wool sweater. Gauge looks good, knock on wood. So I'm cruisin' right along.
Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things, I decided to reacquaint myself with the spindle. This decision has nothing to do with positively radiantly delicious Optim roving I spied at Rosie's Yarn Cellar. Nope, no connection whatsoever. PBT!! Yeah, right. While I nearly swooned at the sight of it, my heart sank a little because my spindling skills are not up to the task. But I'm going to rectify that so keep an eye out for fresh spinning content.