I hope you are all having a great week. Summer has returned here with a vengeance and I am soaking up every second of it.
With my Goodale finally finished, I was very excited to move onto the next project. I am slowly learning that when I am working on a big project it serves me well to have smaller projects on the go for when I get bored or need some quick-and-easy travel knitting.
So, I have finally cast on the last sweater in my 2011 Family Sweater Challenge. I would really love to accomplish this goal as it's the only resolution from this year that I have a chance left of keeping. I have (of course) left the biggest sweater for last. I have had the yarn for this sweater for a while. I even swatched over a month ago. For some reason, I have been a feeling intimidated about starting it. I'm not sure if it's the miles (and miles and miles) of stockinette that I have ahead of me or if it's because the pattern is written in a unfamiliar manner. Maybe I'm a wee bit worried that I'm going to spent hours and hours on this and my husband isn't going to like it (although even it he doesn't like it, he still better bloody wear it!) In any case, I have finally sucked it up and cast on.
|I'm using Royal Llama Silk and it feels amazing but so far seems to be super splitty.|
I am also very excited about my smaller, friendlier project that I am starting at the same time. I am making Doodlebug's winter hat (as it is currently 30 C. outside for once I seem to be ahead of the game). I am really looking forward to using my precious skein of Candy Skein Yummy sport superwash for it. I'm going to use the pattern for Swirl Hat on this one.
|The colourway in Raspberries and Cream.|
Doesn't it look delicious?
I'm sorry this post is a little light on photos this week. Just to make it up to you I'll share a couple recent snaps of Monkey and Doodlebug ; )
|Monkey at his first day of preschool last week.|
|Doodlebug enjoying our late summer heat wave in the backyard.|