It's almost time for Ally Pally, which means planning and plotting for new projects.
Before I do that, it would be prudent to look at the old ones and what I have planned for them. Apologies for the iffy picture quality - I was rushing to get them done before the light went.
Toby's socks are motoring along. I would really like to have them done before I leave for London on Thursday night. I'm at the heel flap on the second one so I am quietly confident, but I do have a meeting tomorrow evening and a big lunch event on Thursday, so it's not guaranteed. The Trekking colour way is 110, by the way.
I'm not going to talk about the other socks hanging around, as we covered that pretty well in the last post. Let's move straight on to the rest of the knitting basket.
We'll begin with the worst. You only have to look at the state of that cord to know this has been shoved in a bag for a long, long time. Almost a year - I started it quite soon after getting back from Ally Pally 2006. I have a crazy idea that if I buy some Addi Lace needles then I will pick it up again. In reality what I will probably do is buy some Addi Lace needles, frog this and start something else. Look at all those stitch markers just sitting there - for a year!
Let's carry on with lace shall we? Shetland Triangle, in Handmaiden Seasilk. Lovely. But I need another skein to make it the size I want and I haven't been able to find any at Get Knitted or Stash, so I put it to one side. Now I'm at that tricky stage where I've lost my rhythm with it and would have to spend a while working out where in the pattern I'm up to. Nothing drastic or unmanageable, but enough to stop me picking it up of an evening. The plan? Carry on looking for the Seasilk I suppose, although of course I've lost the name of it by now; I think it was Mineral, or maybe Forest?
Garments next. Salina, who was doing so well, has rather stalled. I need to go back and check if I've finished the armhole shaping or not. I may take her on the train to London with me.
Or I may take
my old friend, the Rib & Cable Jacket, or is the Cabled Blanket Jacket? This has been around so long I've forgotten its name. It's been waiting patiently all through the summer for me to show an interest in it again. A measure of the length of time it's been around is that I have actually taken it out a couple of times, purely to check no moths have got to it. Imagine how annoying that would be .
The yarn was a birthday present to myself. Will I finish it in time for this birthday? Only time will tell, especially with all the temptations I will be facing on Friday...