I see a lot of knitters talk about how they plan for their next project. When they decide what they are going to knit next and how they keep track of what order and what yarns they want to use next. There are spreadsheets, charts, lists, cabinets -- it gets pretty intense. Well, I think we can all agree that I'm much more, um, shall we say spontaneous.
I have wanted to knit Prana for what feels like forever but which logistically cannot have been more than a year and a half because that's how long ago The Knitter's Book of Socks was published. when I put in my Camp Loopy 2 order I decided to add some new needles to try and then one thing led to another and I had these lovely ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles in US 3 and I was casting on a pair of socks.
Of course as soon as I cast on I realized that the yarn I had originally picked did not have enough yardage and you would have thought this would have gone back to the bottom of the idea pile (Because that's what my organizational process is. A giant pile of ideas that I sift through in my brain), but oh no. Enter my mother-in-law to the rescue! Several months ago she sent a skein of Regia Hand-dye Effect that she picked up in the LYS by the salon where she gets her hair done. I knew I liked that woman for a reason, not the least of which is that she, like my mom, will appreciate that I am knitting purple leg warmers in the sticky heat of summer.
For more works in progress, have a look at the linkage happening over at Tami's Amis!