There were 9 consecutive days of beautiful weather and I wanted to be outside for everyone of them. It was the nicest stretch of true spring weather that I can remember since I was a kid.
Most of my knitting time was occupied with the Not Just Plain Jane Mystery Knit-a-long. I'm knitting it with Be Sweet Cotton Candy (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 130 yards). I was desperately knitting to keep up with the clues (which came out once a week). Now that the fourth and final clue is out, I've taken a break from my "?". Word on the street is that it is a poncho of sorts. I still haven't seen a finished version.
Everything kind of went on hold (i.e. the blog) while I knitted up a storm to keep up. I have about 200 rows to go. I'm going to pace myself now.
I started the #26 Cropped Jacket. I don't like the picture they have up, so check out some of the finished projects here. The yarn is Noro Silk Garden Sock (Sport: 40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon (Polyamide), 10% Mohair, 328 yards). It's fun to knit. The color effects is achieved by alternating a main color with a contrast color and using short rows. It's really engaging. This is going to be a class at Westport Yarns this fall.
My Jane "?" project was by no means a tv/talk project. I decided to knit another one of my Destinations Top Down Pullover. The yarn is Tahki Rosa (Aran: 100% cotton, 93 yards). I happened to try it on after binding off the body. The women I was knitting with suggested I leave it as a sleeveless tee. I think I will. My mother was trying to figure out how to make it so I could add back the sleeves when the season changes. (Where do you think I got my habit of never leaving well enough alone?) That was a boon, to leave it sleeveless. It's like I have found time on my hands.
Time to do a stash diving and find yarn for a new project. I have a few ideas noodling around.
Yes, that's Harry sitting on Tucker while Tucker (oblivious as usual) continues to gnaw on a log, not a stick, a log.