In light of anything truly new to post, I thought I'd post some progress pics. Proof that there are indeed things going on behind the scenes (no matter how dull).
The Swiss Cheese Scarf
purty. But coming along sooo slowly. It's kinda become my "at work" project, so it maybe gets about ten minutes worth of attention in between my soup and daily crossword.
And Sunrise Circle
Kate Gilbert is a genius. When I knit something constructed like this I think: "how? how do you design something like this?!" It's always the things that look the most basic that seem to have a hidden depth.
I really thought I'd be near to completion on that one this weekend, but in the end a mystery project completely took over and consumed all my spare time.
What is this mystery item you might ask?
well, it's a gift. That's all you get right now.
I know I've mentionned this before, but I am SO desperate to take on something new and exciting, but in typical this-is-me fashion, I refuse to until one of these long-standing knits is done. So for now I can only dream about the things I want to do...
like this Twinkle vest on the right:
God, I am so in love with it. Anyone out there know anything about it? Like what it's called and where I can find a pattern for it? I'm wondering if it's actually from her book that's due out next month...
I'm even tempted to give socks another whirl (and I hate knitting socks...) but these ones are just too fun:
Actually, a lot of Alice Bell's designs seem like much fun--
how cute is this dishcloth?
or this bracelet?
I am also seriously dreaming of knitting this right now
and praying that THIS copy of Rowan 38 that I just ordered for it doesn't also get lost in the mail! Although I am finally starting to wise up and have things mailed to me at work. It seems like pretty much nothing makes it to me at home anymore...don't know what is up with that, but it is beyond annoying for someone as addicted to ebay as myself.
So for now, everything's just a pipe dream. Hopefully there will at least be a couple of F.O's in my future so that I can move on from all this gooey wistfulness.