I will keep plugging away at Lizard Ridge (no progress) and the Slither elbow length gloves.
I finished 2 Apres-ski kerchiefs from some handspun art yarn I traded for at a recent show. It's gorgeous yarn.
I cast on for a sweater I can wear to the new Harry Potter without it screaming "obsessed fangirl". The pattern is called Classic Hoodie by Pheonix Bess. I am using Valley Yarn's Colrain, which is a wool/tencel blend. The pattern starts out with a dense 1x1 rib for 2.5" that they are calling nearly invisible and then decreases by nearly half the stitches when it transitions in to stockinette. I understand the theory behind casting on a huge amount of ribbing and decreasing them out, but it doesn't take the sting of having to knit 2.5" of 1x1 rib when every row has 432 stitches. This is a sweater that I could easily be talked out of knitting until I get past the ribbing section.
And that's all I will be working on from Knitting the Queue for a while. In the meantime, Knitty.
The new issue of Knitty is awesome. What don't I want to knit?
Jewels by Amy from Spunky Eclectic. I think in honor of my new spinning wheel, which Amy sold me, I ought to spun up yarn for this.
Mythos. I seriously couldn't fall asleep last night thinking about this sweater. I don't believe in making a sweater smaller than I am currently in hopes I will lose weight, but I have a yarn in mind and in stash that has enough yardage for two sizes smaller than I actually wear. Should I? Shouldn't I? Should I? Shouldn't I?
Coquille shawl. I can't tell if I love this shawl or if I am obsessing over it because of the stripes. Any excuse for Noro, you know?
I cast on for Purlieu yesterday. I am using some lumpy bumpy thick and thin I was going to save for scribble lace. The Purlieu pattern uses 2-stitch short rows to emphasize the floofy yellow sections of yarn used in the pattern.
I think the yarn I am using may be plenty floofy on its own without any help. I need to knit a few more rows to decide if I love the Big. Giant. Bobbles.
Terrible cell pic of my Purlieu so far
Today's TdF stage started an hour ago and I still haven't pulled out the wheel. I suppose I ought to do that....