My focus on finishing progress went so well – I relaxed too soon and started casting on again…

Slip one was starting squares for a crochet blanket – not something I really thought would tempt me but for some reason a pattern designed to reflect the colours of the desert to go with Like Water for Chocolate in the literary edition of Piecework captured my imagination. I decided to do it in Vintage DK and ended up getting the yarn at Unwind (Mum paid for it for my birthday present)

Blanket Squares

Slip two was the  super bulky smooshiness of the new Texas yarn which swatched perfectly for a cardigan called Lady Lovelace – Ada Lovelace is seen as one of the early women mathematicians who contributed to the development of computing. I cast that on at Easter after shop-sitting on Saturday

Lady Lovelace cardigan

Slip three was after considering whether to try and do rapid shawl knit for a present I decided not to and instead of finishing my unfinished shawls – cast on Swallowtail in this amazing turquoise lace weight I’ve had for ages. (So at least it is from stash) This is actually my first lace weight yarn project of any substance and I got a good start on the flight to and from Sydney.

Swallowtail

The problem is – I still have two shawls, colour-work mittens and two cardigans to finish plus there is still baby knitting to do…

I did finish my socks though – and haven’t cast on a new pair yet… although I did just get this awesome book of new sock patterns.

Interlocking leaves socks

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