At loose ends

That’s how I feel, now that my Central Park Hoodie and the related Checkerboard Scarflet from the leftover yarn and buttons are done. I finished writing the pattern for the Checkerboard Scarflet, and Marie was kind enough to look it over for me. I’ve incorporated most of her suggestions, and the pattern is now available through Ravelry download/PayPal for $4.

I have another scarflet on the needles, the mindless log cabin blanket, and a secret holiday-related project, but no sweater. I’m antsy. Apparently I’ve become accustomed to bigger projects, and feel bereft without a sweater in progress.

What to do?

I think I’m going to have to make Hey, Teach. I even bought yarn for it. The pattern calls for four skeins of this yarn, and I hope it doesn’t need more, because this is all they had in this color at Yarn Garden. I usually have to shorten garments, so for once in my life, the fact that I’m not tall and willowy should work in my favor. At least the not tall part, anyway. 😉

2 time cotton

The music behind the yarn is what I’m working at the piano. Which means not often lately! It’s from Valses Poeticos by Enrique Granados. Granados has usurped Mozart’s place in my affections, at least temporarily.

What else is going on? I’ve been taking a harmony singing class at the local community college. Just for fun! The day after the class started, the local paper had a feature on the teacher, Anne Weiss. Sweet! It’s been a great class, but it’s only four sessions and next week is the last one. I’ve been using my Zoom H2 digital recorder to record the songs we sing, and it’s been great to have those recordings for practice. I’ve loaded them onto my iPod, and there’s always a song running through my head these days.

7 responses to “At loose ends

  1. When will you post another piano song that you recorded? I love playing those, they just go forever in a loop!

  2. You’ll love knitting Hey, Teach – it’s fast & fun. I made one for my younger sister & plan to knit another as soon as my CPH is done. Have fun with it!

  3. I made the Hey, Teach for my mom…made the sleeves longer (3/4 length) and I still used one full ball less than what the pattern called for. I think you should be fine!

  4. Congrats on the publication of your new pattern.

    The yarn is so pretty, like a deep red wine. I think it will look wonderful as a sweater.

  5. Congratulations on your pattern! It looks great.

  6. Love the yarn you chose – great color. The sweater will look really nice in it! Off to check out your pattern on Ravelry…

  7. We seem to be knitting in the same direction, but I’m a bit behind you. I’m working on the February Lady Sweater now and Hey Teach is getting to the front of the queue. I love that color for yours. And congratulations on being a published designer!