Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Possibly A New Record For Me....

The Valentine's Stash Dash challenge, which I am leading, kicked off on January 1.  In less than 24 hours, I was cheating on my basket:
I think that might be a new personal record.  I'm not sure if I just wasn't in the mood to design a vest, or if I'm just in a selfish mood and wanted to make something for myself, or if I was seduced by the idea of making a sweater in bulky yarn so my sad little "used up" tally could actually have some numbers on it, but whatever the case, this seems to be helping me get past the "must finish as many projects as possible" mindset and transition to "sweater" mindset.  At least it has for the past 24 hours, but that obviously means nothing.  If I have cast on a new shawl by this time tomorrow, then I think there might need to be a bit more transitioning....

I'm making the Maggie Rennard Jacket from Knitting Today's Classics, but there's an odd pocket detail which would be (from what I understand) right over the side seam.  Perhaps it's just me, but I would no sooner add padding around my waist than I would around my rear end, so I will be skipping this part.  Not that I don't like things to have pockets--I actually really like them--but most of the time I would be using a pocket to hold my car keys.   Just for fun, let's all take a moment to think about the pure fun that could be experienced by having a key ring meet mohair, shall we???  Doesn't that just sound like a lovely time? 
Right up there with velcro on knitting bags for sheer knitterly delight......