I've been working on my Lady Eleanor Stole from Scarf Style and I'm almost half way finished. I think I'm currently on skein five out of ten to twelve. It is a project that I've anticipated for quite awhile and I'm looking forward to having it finished. The picture shows the back of the stole. I'm leaving the front side for the reveal of the finished project.
I'm enjoying knitting this so much that I've even started to think of knitting a second one. I think I have a couple of choices in my stash that would work. I have some Silk Garden Lite that would work. I really like how the self striping yarn works with the pattern. I would like to spin something that would stripe like that.
I've seen so many little projects that people carry around and knit while they are in line or waiting at a Dr.'s office, but I've never kept a project like that handy before. I've started carpooling with a couple ladies from work; each of us will take turns and drive a week at a time. So I'll have a two week stretch of time I won't be driving so I think this might be a good time to give a project like this a try.
I decided the first project has got to be easy. So I picked a skein of sock yarn that has been hanging around a while and I'm planning a pair of simple ribbed socks. I have no idea how long it will take to finish these socks if I only work on them in the car. Hopefully it'll work out well. I think I picked the ugliest skein of yarn I had to start with though. It kind of looks like self-stripping clown barf.
The other active project on my needles is a bit of homework for a class tonight. I'm going to take a Fair Isle 101 class this evening. I was sent an assignment that needs to be completed before coming to class. The project is going to be some sort of headband and several rows had to be done in advance. I'm using Knit Picks Comfy for the project. It is a cotton and acrylic blend that feels incredibly soft.
I know I'll enjoy the class, but I'm hoping I"ll enjoy doing the work too. I'd love to be able to knit some Fair Isle hats and incorporate the techniques into the yoke of a sweater or something.
I've been spinning too, but that can wait until Friday.