I did, however, take the Spring cleaning fever to my knitting basket and finished up a few lingering projects, including my Thing to Wear Cardigan.
I decided to go with the full kimono sleeve, as you can see, and I really like it. I mainly worked on it while sitting on our patio, since the garden is weeded and planted and things aren't as depressing out there. I park myself outside, wearing a big hat and try to knit an hour or so a day.
There are lots of green and blooming things this year, just not vegetables (other than lettuces). They require more water and care than I feel like I can give this year, so I'm sticking with easy maintenance plants. That leaves me with all of the herbs I like to cook with, fragrant lavender, ground cover that is sun tolerant, some vines, and a few more succulents to add to the patio. I also planted some things I can use for soap, tea, or yarn dying- like chamomile and marigolds. Oh and spinach and lettuce.
My little buddy helped me as I worked the sleeve and neckline edging of my Morning Mist tee, another newly finished WIP. Here he takes an uncharacteristic break from barking at neighboring cats and dogs. I think he might actually be mellowing a bit.
Guys, this Morning Mist turned out fantastic in Lindy Chain!
I have also started my third pair of socks for the Box o Sox KAL, which will also be another entry in the Holla Knits KAL 2016. They're Springtastic Socks, by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter, and are such a great mix of cables and texture. It's everything fun in a sock, all at once- a perfect followup to having knit plain stockinette for several projects.
I'm loving the spring-y colors of this The Fawn & the Fox sock yarn in the Let's Stay Home colorway.
I wouldn't normally think to knit in these delicate pastel colors, but I'm glad I chose them for this. It is a short sock, the kind that would look great with clogs or something.
And so now we're all caught up, knitting-wise. With these three things, plus a shawl off of the needles, I am getting closer to my goal of not being a scattered crafter.
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Did I mention I am taking part in the Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL too? and a test knit? Hey, this is an improvement. I'll only have four things on the needles and one sweater waiting in the wings. as with my home, I have my own particular version of clean.