I finished the project (which cannot be blogged about) for the book last week, and mailed it out.
For the first time in 10 years, I have no deadline.
You see, ever since Crafty Girl was a little one, I have been knitting, dyeing, or designing for others "on the side" while I was raising my kids. I have been part of handwork galleries, have my work on consignment, made things for people, shops, on commission, for exhibits, shows, and others' special occasions. I had my own yarn shop for almost 4 years, somewhere in there.
While you might be freaking out that the next project-for-hire isn't all lined up, I feel strangely liberated. And I am getting so much done!
Wednesday last week, I finished the project for the book. On Saturday, I finished the Hemlock Ring Blanket. On Sunday, I finished these socks which had been started over Christmas vacation.
Fortissima 6 ply, by Schoeller/Stahl, and size 3 needles. I am keeping these.
Next up, I started this hat Sunday night, and finished it Monday night. Two evenings of delightful 2 color stranded knitting.
One skein of Noro Kureyon, one skein of Berroco Peruvia. I seem to have enough left over for another hat. Size 8 needles, 96 sts.
The pattern was a class hand out at Trumpet Hill, given to me when I bought the yarn. I am not sure they still have it, I would call and find out.
Here's a testament to my shaky photography skills. I kinda like this picture because of the zig-zags.
I changed the brim to something else from what it says in the pattern, because I didn't like the pattern brim either. I will have to cut off the brim and do something else again.
To be continued!
Oh, and I also started another Hemlock Ring Blanket on Tuesday, and a vest yesterday.