I've been working on a hodge podge of knitting projects lately. I'm sooo close to being done my red high neck vest...but I ran out of yarn and I'm waiting for my LYS to call and tell me they got my order in, so I can get this thing off the needles. My mom keeps telling me to enjoy the process....I keep telling her I want to enjoy wearing it. In the meantime I finished the Be My dishcloth that I started in February. It's a free pattern and well written, but it's also big! The finished measurements are 10" by 10". I even knit it on size 3 needles. It might have been a towel if I'd used my usual size 7s. Kris has a bunch of cute dishcloth patterns if you're looking for something quick and easy....sometimes that's nice when you've been working on a detailed project. Susan calls this palette cleansing.
I've been wearing some handknits...my dear friend Kristyn knit me the Chunkie Beanie and a Winter warmer for my birthday and they've both been getting a lot of wear. Love them!!! Perfect timing with all the snow we got. Thanks Little One!
I also cast on and started my Wisp. (If you just went and looked at the pattern link, I want to say -"trust me, it's not going to look like that on me...for multiple reasons".) This too is a free pattern from knitty.com. It's a kind of "scarf, wrap, cowl, shawl, however you want to wear it thingy". It's also a fun and satisfying knit.The yarn I'm using is a great avocado/pistachio green from Larissa. The pattern is easy and mindless. It'll be great for car/courtside knitting which I'll be doing a lot of next week as we head to Lynchburg, Va for a big basketball tournament. Speaking of basketball...did you happen to see the front page of the Washington Times? That's my girl right there in the center (#12). The Times did a feature article on the Warriors (a home school basketball team). It was a solid four pages long...they also covered some other area teams in Virginia as well. They really did a nice job of tackling the issues that home school sports teams deal with. We're pushing some boundaries here in the athletic world...Such excitement going on. Also, check out Indigo's First Daffodils photo blog. She's got some beautiful shots that are sure to keep you encouraged that spring is coming. (one of mine is in there....about third down from the top) Have a great over the hump day!