I usually have one or two projects at a time; that’s plenty for me. I work better when I’m a bit obsessive. But my two current projects are both stranded colorwork (Dreyma and Katie’s Kep), and that means paying attention to a chart, all the time. Sometimes that’s not possible.
So here we are with brioche again, a perfect multi-tasker project for me. I decided I hadn’t had enough of this color combo yet; Malabrigo Rios in Volcan and Azul Profundo. I gave two friends the previous cowls in this color combo, and I decided I liked it so much I wanted to use it again.
Debbie Braden, one of my Leafy Origami Cowl test knitters, said she was wearing the small cowl as a hat with her ponytail coming out the top. Hmmm. I think I can actually make this close up on top, gracefully. I’ve gone so far as to chart it, and now I have to see if it works in real life. If not, I’ll rip off the top, and finish as a cowl for Mom-in-law. It’s a winner, either way.
Here’s another non-charted project from the weekend. I made a little bow with my other 32 ft strand of fairy lights. US 9 needles, again. I made a stitch holder for the live stitches, using a piece of guitar string. After that I realized that I probably have a stitch holder somewhere that would have worked! Oh well, it’s all good.
I’ve got a lot of food gifts to make in the next few days, which will be a good changeup from knitting. My forearms are still reminding me that I knit too long on Dreyma last week, so it still looks like this:
DH wore the hat over the weekend, so I guess we’ve done our gifts early! (Mine is the board in the leafy hat-to-be picture.)
Are you a mulit-WIP or monogamous knitter? Are you scrambling this week, or completely chill?
I feel the way you do about that brioche colour combo, Michele – it really grabs me ..
I think DH should volunteer to have his photo taken whenever wearing something you’ve created for him: you may tel him I said so. [grin]
That’s a pretty great board, and all your projects are looking good too 🙂 I actually have some Volcan. Hmmmmmm.
Just catching up with my email, finally! Is that Volcan calling your name loudly yet?
Oh my gosh, it is! It is in line with about a dozen other things I want to knit right now, but it definitely is calling my name 🙂
I am more of a monogamous knitter. This year was a bit different for me, though. I have taken on a few long-term projects that will be on the needles for a while. Since they aren’t portable, I have taken on some second projects that are easier to carry. I am not scrambling, but I am far from chill this week.
I am back to the point where both of my projects have charts to follow, which isn’t so great for Zoom meetings! But I just finished the chart on DH’s sweater, so now it’s plain stockinette for a bit, before counting for some short rows. Can’t wait til those are done, then it’s all stockinette down to the hem.
Having several projects is not a bad idea!
The wreath has GOT to be the winner of the Christmas holidays.
I love, love, love this wreath. It’s just festive enough. I think I’ll leave it up through January, with the lights on the house, for a little light for this dark month.