So I have started on a wallaby for my youngest. Just in time for the weather to warm up isn’t that the way things always work? I knit the sleeves first again this time and it sure makes the whole sweater just feel like it is flying by. Watched a family movie with the big kids on Friday and finished the pouch. I should have everything but the hood finished by weeks end.
Then we are off to Lego Land in CA for spring break. I think I will take some socks with me for that. They are my favorite road trip friendly project. I plan to knit up my stash of sock yarn during our summer travels. I just unearthed a PDF I downloaded about 2 years ago about knitting socks 2 at a time from the toe up on 2 circs. I have some handspun that I want to try that out with. I don’t have enough for a normal length cuff on me. Now, I could knit the socks for one of my kids…. but handspun socks for my children… I really don’t think so.
I finally got around to knitting the hat for my husband out of the silent undergrowth Falklands I spun a year ago. He fell in love with the fiber the day it arrived in the mail. I spun it originally for a scarf, but there was just not enough yardage. When I came across Jared Floods “turn a square” hat, my husband gave his approval. You should have seen him while I had it on the needles. He would randomly pick up my needles to examine it. It was making my a bit to hyper aware of my my knitting. That, and I was knitting on dpns and I was afraid that the stitches were going to fall off the needles. Good thing it only took a few days to finish it. I really love the subtle striping of the colorway. It is the closest we have come to a natural camouflage yarn.