I updated my Ravelry notebook yesterday and while I did so, I realized I hadn’t really finished a project since April! No wonder I’ve been frustrated with my knitting. Now there are several reasons for this.
- All of my projects are large. Even the pair of socks I have (Ellington Socks) are full of cables and are almost knee highs.
- Several of the projects are designs. So the process isn’t just knitting, but making decisions and documenting the process.
- I have a few sweaters that need seeming and last minute touches, but also need hardware. Mostly a buttons and a zipper.
- I just haven’t felt like knitting much.
Having said that, I can feel a teeny tiny bit of autumn in the air. Of course, that turns on the knitter switch and I am feeling ready to finish a few of these projects so I can cast on a few new ones!
So since I don’t have a lot of knitting to show you, I wanted to make sure and document all the things I have been busy with this summer.
While I haven’t been knitting. I casually participated in Tour de Fleece and I’ve done quite a bit of spinning. This is my hand-dyed Blue BFL for a Farmers Market Cardigan.
While we’ve had a very strange garden season this year, I have had some successes. Unfortunately it’s all the things that didn’t work out that I can’t help but think about (onions, carrots, cucumbers, squash….).
I’ve also been sewing up a storm. Gotta love the instant gratification of sewing projects! Will be full of fabric next time.