I've just cast on for a new project, the Halfobi by Ivete Tecedor. It is a little jacket type garment in a kimono style. An obi is a sash worn with a kimono; so I'm not really sure where this pattern gets it's name. It is short in length so maybe that contributes. but I think I'll knit mine just a little longer than the one pictured in the pattern. It is plain stockinette stitch, so I'm using a fun colored yarn - Noro Silk Garden in color 245.
I picked this pattern for a couple of reasons, I like the shape and it looks easy. it also has a little bit of seaming at the end. This will be my third garment, but the first time I've had to seam one. I figure it is time to start branching out a little bit. I don't think everything has to be knit in the round. I did do some seaming on my Lizard Ridge Afghan; so I think I'll be able to do it with no problem.
I've also been working on a pair of socks for my husband. I picked them up last week and took a look in my notebook - I started them last march! I just want to finish them before a year goes by. I've got a good shot - I'm ready to turn the heals. I am knitting both socks at once on two circulars. I don't have a current picture; that will have to wait until they are finished. I've also been spinning. I'll have a new finished yarn for Friday.