That hat knitting craze I was having? It might be over.
This was supposed to be my green hat for june.
After suffering a minor setback on the hat knitting front (let’s just say that the mere words “pick up and knit” make me want to scream), I turned to my UFO pile. Although all this hat knitting might have made it seem like I only had one project on the needles, I actually have plenty. More than enough, in fact. So many that I have one separate little basket that has all my (semi-)active UFOs; the others are tucked away in various places.
So what exactly do I have in my UFO basket?
If this thing looks familiar, it might be because this project is actually on my Ravelry projects page. It’s a rectangular lace scarf that I started *gasp* in April 2010. So over a year ago. I knit on it a bit last summer, then put it away for months. During the Stash and Burn Slong Along I attempted to finish it “by the end of the year”, as is written on my project page. Obviously that didn’t happen. My excuse is being forced to take a hiatus due to hand pain.
Despite the fact that I often mention green as one of my favourite colours, I actually do not have that much green yarn, and even less green UFOs. This scarf seemed like the only plausible option of finishing something green for project spectrum, which is why I picked it up again last week. And it actually seems quite possible that I will finish the thing! The pattern is an easy, 8-row repeat, so I have been able to knit it pretty much everywhere. And now that the end is actually in sight, it’s even pretty fun. But if I ever want to cast on another rectangular lace scarf, someone please remind me that they usually take me more than a year to complete.
Item no 2 is a sock out of Kollage Luscious. The pattern is called “Spring Cable”, and actually one that I have knit before. It was the 2nd pair of socks I ever finished, knit out of Araucania Ranco in a colour similar to this one. I knit them when I was just moving together with my boyfriend and called them my house socks. Last summer we had to live at my parents’ house because our home was being renovated, and my mother started using the socks. Back at our own home, when I got this yarn, I was struck by the similarity in colour between this skein and the Ranco one. I couldn’t get rid of the idea of knitting the same pattern again. The fact that Fixation is a cotton-nylon mix made it even more appealing; I became vegan last February, and a new pair of house socks out of vegan yarn seemed appropriate. For the most part I am still using stash (wool) yarn, but slightly thicker cotton socks might be just the thing for Finnish summer.
Oh and I am totally counting turquoise as green and blue for PS. The socks won’t probably get finished until (blue) July, though, as I’ve only just gotten past the heel on the first sock.