I missed WIP Wednesday this week (thanks work!) and so I did not get a chance to tell you about a truly startling change of events that you may or may not have noticed -- I got bit by the sweater bug. I know! I've got shawls and socks on my to-do list. But what am I fantasizing about? Sweaters. I blame the recent cast-off of the Lonicera.
It all started with the swatch I showed to you a few days ago. Remember that one? I had originally intended the yarn to be a Westport Shawl from the latest Knitscene, but when I cast on the chart was just too much for my brain. I wanted something more stockinette, less concentrated effort. So rather than pick up one of the projects I have on the go I started swatching and ended up with this:
I'm knitting the Kaleidoscope for the Stockinette Zombies Two Ball KAL. Which means that I have to be done by the end of June. No problem. I can do this. What could possibly derail me?
I really was going to cast on for the Holla Back Tank first, since that appeared to be the prevailing opinion, but it calls for US 5 needles, which are currently tied up in another deadline project (I know, I know. Just get me through the wedding and I'll relinquish deadline knitting forever!) Actually, both the Holla Back and the Umbre Lovre call for US 5s, but I really wanted to knit one of them. I usually go up a needle size in gauge, so I swatched the Umbre Lovre on a 6 and am now knitting away.
I feel guilty for having so many WIPs of the same item on the needles, but then I wonder why. I have trouble holding still and I'm not a single-project girl when I'm reading or watching tv, so why should I single project knit? On the other hand I am experiencing the downside to my knitting ADD because I have nothing to show for FO Friday. However I have a lot of graduations to attend this weekend (Chris is finishing law school and my sister has her nursing school pinning ceremony), so if I only pack one project, maybe things will change?