When we got home after our two vacations I had my knitting future planned.
First, I would frog the Summer Chevron up past my ill-thought mods and reknit it. With a little luck I would be able to wear it before the weather turned chilly. Once that was done, I would pick up the kimono sweater again and knit the sleeves. When the sleeves are done, the sweater will be done and ready to wear, since I already joined the fronts to the back and picked up and knit the the front and neck band. And wove in all the ends. When those two sweaters were done I would start a Clapotis using the three skeins of midnight Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, either for myself or to have a gift in reserve. The Clap would be my carry-along knitting, and I would start swatching for a sweater that has been swimming around in my head for three years.
You know what they say about the best-laid plans, right? Well, mine gang aft a-gley, too.
Summer Chevron was going fine. I was powering through all that stockinette on US#4 needles when I decided maybe I should throw it on the mannequin to see how it was going to fit.
Ignoring the whacked-out hemline -- which I plan to fix with some severe blocking -- it looks pretty good, doesn't it?
How about now?
Yeah, it's a little big.
Summer Chevron went into time out. That means I can move on to the kimono sweater, right?
Somehow I managed to commit myself to a smallish stealth project; another chemo cap, this one for my sister-in-law in Houston, who has a new cancer caused by the radiation treatments a few years ago for her (successfully eradicated) breast cancer; a second chemo cap for Smokey's co-worker; and some felted wine sacks to sell in a fund raiser. All nice, fun little projects and ones that I am pleased and excited to do, but all with deadlines by mid-September. Oh, and I have some Noro Silk Garden to knit a Red Scarf, too; that one at least has a later deadline.
How did this happen? Dunno. I just looked at my yarn and whammo! deadlines!
Here is a glimpse of part of the stealth project.
The pattern stitch was a PITA for the first couple inches, but I have it down now. Happily, mistakes don't show much :-) This is a slip-stitch pattern from Barbara Walker #1. Two-color check, maybe? The book is back on the shelf now so I can't look it up easily. I hope to finish this by Monday, then on a wine sack. And the chemo caps.
And someday, maybe, a sweater for myself...