First up, class homework. While the projects were not of my choosing, the discipline of working through someone else's instructions has been good for me. It has, in fact, totally fired me up into obsessive mode once again after what seems like a stupidly long hiatus. Every time I get going I feel like brilliance is so close I can almost touch it.
I mean check out these kokeshi dolls!
Jules has helped a lot, not just in keeping me on the straight and narrow, but in actively problem solving and in learning from mistakes (theirs as well as mine).
I am really looking forward to being dragged into further depths of who knewness as the lessons progress!
And I am excited beyond measure about progress on the Harvest Moon Cardi. I have only a wee bit of the last sleeve to go and a bit of stitching to put the pocket fronts in and it's done. It's not blocked of course, but the fit looks pretty spot on.
All up it has been a very satisfying knit - quick and interesting, with quite a few little techniques new to me, but nothing too overwhelming or requiring extended concentration. A really well written pattern, with great support from the designer. And of course, a really stunning yarn that is wonderful to knit - springy and soft and highly cooperative. I am dying to get it finished so I can
I've also cast on (twice now) for Wil's much requested rainbow hoodie. Despite it being everything he wants, despite it being deliciously soft yarn in awesome colours, and using up single balls from the stash too, and despite it being a long time favourite pattern, I am really struggling to enjoy this project. The colours are Just. Too. Much. So much so that I may yet have to work some voodoo on Wil to get him to change his mind about something in it, or better still abandon it altogether.