You might have noticed there was no shop update last week. If there is an update this week, it will also be small and it might not be on Friday. I have a lot going on this week, but it boils down to paperwork, appointments and the sniffles.
Pattern: Wee Sheep by Susan Anderson
So far, 2013 is much much more productive than 2012 was. I have already finished 4 small projects, have several more cast on so I can get ahead of knitting ennui. I have finished 3 books and 4 novellas (see the Goodreads widget on the sidebar). My office is half-way clean and I have rearranged the living room furniture. I even set up a workable work schedule. Mondays are for blogging, for instance, so I've written most of my posts for the week. The one thing I haven't done is finish writing my 2012 recap. That's next. It's half written. I just need to add pictures and links and it will be all ready to post on Friday.
In other news, have you washed your swatch lately? Always wash your swatch. That goes double if you are using supewash yarn. This cowl turned out how I expected it to turn out. No, I didn't swatch, but I have knit with superwash merino worsted yarn a lot. I knew it wouldn't hold that stiff posture it had on the needles. Unless you knit it with a watertight gauge, it grows by about 20% more than you expect it to.
Yarn: Madeline Tosh in Burnished on Tosh Dk