After the christmas knitting, I decided that I should have fewer knitting projects on the go at any one time, so that I could really focus on them, instead of flitting between lots of projects and consequently taking longer over all of them. Fewer projects is more organised, more sensible.
I got it down to three projects, one being the ongoing mitred squares dog blanket that I really think is just going to keep on going on and on and on at the current rate of progress. It’s a good thing cooper (the dog) has a good warm coat (being a dog and all). Anyway, I don’t really count this as a project ‘on the needles’. It’s just something I do every now and then.
The second project is hiding in this bag and you can’t see, but it’s in there, attached to those needles:
The third project are a version of the Mosaic Mitts from Interweave’s Holiday Gifts edition:
These are ok. My gauge is really tight for some reason, and I’m finding them fiddly to knit. They’re turning out a wee bit small, which is fine for me with my tiny little girly hands, but if I make them again, which I probably will, it’ll be on bigger needles and I’ll use dpns rather than the magic loop.
This week I haven’t been knitting all that much, and I started to think about why. My hands have been itching to knit, but none of the projects have captured me. Starting the second mitt was an effort.
And then I realised.
I like having lots of different projects on the go. I like the variety. I know that working on lots of projects at once drives some people nuts but it suits me, and that’s ok.
With that in mind I cast on for a pair of socks, and I may cast on another project before I finish any of the other current ones.
Gentleman’s Plain Winter Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush, in Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch.
Now, I have a small dilemma. The pattern says to cast on with the yarn doubled, and then knit with one strand. I followed that, but it’s quite thick and therefore a little bit frilly looking at the top. I think when it’s worn it’ll just add strength to the top, and allow the ribbing to stretch properly, but I am a tiny bit concerned visually. Do I carry on as is or rip back and just cast on with one strand of yarn?