Knitting to plan

A progress report of my attempt to be more focussed.

Here is the plan, with updates:

  1. Finish the cabled orange socks – deadline 1st September. Still on the first sock
  2. Frog the fair-isle hat
    Done. Yarn is reskeined and ready for a bath
  3. Knit socks for sock sniper
  4. Make gradual progress on the cotton blanket and the mitred square scarf, while at the same time…
  5. Knit on the swirl. I’ve realised this makes good tv knitting, so I’ve been knitting this instead of the socks. I’m on welt 5 of 64.
  6. Mid-September (maybe) start the Catkin KAL. Probably later than mid-September, since neither Beth nor I have the yarn yet.
  7. Make knee-length socks

I had a go at plying some of my spindle-spun handspun the other day. It looks like real yarn (and I even added it to my ravelry stash).

Yarn

Let’s be honest, this is heirloom yarn and will never be knitted. I’ve been watching my spinning dvd, which has lots of good tricks about plying well and managing a wheel, but doesn’t start early enough in the process for me to feel much more confident about using the wheel. Still, I’m learning more.

Here’s my current travelling project.

Trillian
Trillian by Strickmitt

Just enough pattern to keep me interested, but simple enough to memorise the pattern.

I rather like the york stone paving slabs in the garden as background to knitting photos. What do you think?

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