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I’ve been doing more thinking about knitting lately than actually working on projects. The baby boom among my friends seems to have slowed down, and with it the need for tiny shoes and sweaters, and I’m trying to organize which projects I most want to do. Ravelry can be a bit like window-shopping in a giant knitting superstore; it’s a great way to spot something that would look good on you, but it’s also far too easy to reach for your wallet and splurge. That way madness lies, not to mention the growing pile of UFOs. So, for the time being, I’m trying to finish all my works in progress before being seduced by others. Trying, anyway.

It helped that I had a lazy Sunday afternoon, with no rushing around and no bloody spreadsheets for work. I revelled in a Jane Austen video orgy, starting with Emma Thompson’s perfect version of Sense and Sensibility (looking up periodically to admire Alan Rickman in breeches), on to Gwyneth Paltrow’s pretty and pouty version of Emma (looking up periodically to admire Jeremy Northam in breeches), and finally finishing with the insubstantial but beautifully filmed version of Pride and Prejudice that came out a few years ago. While relaxing with Jane and numerous cups of tea, I managed to finish off two projects hibernating in my craft cupboard.

iPod Cosy

iPod Cosy, worked in KPPPM. No pattern, just basic stockinette with a ribbed top.

iPod Cosy

The colorway looks so different from the photo online that I can’t help but think I was sent the wrong color. But I liked the mix of aqua and blues and browns so much that I decided to keep it. Looks lovely with my new handbag, too.

Swiss Miss Socks

I also finally finished my Swiss Miss socks, using the self-striping yarn I snapped up in the after-Christmas sales last year, Yawoll by Lang Yarns.

Jasper loves Swiss Miss

These socks are loved by furry ones and humans alike. My mother saw me working on these and fell in love with them, so they’re headed for her tiny feet.

And these are what I’ll be working on in the next few weeks.

Lush & Lacy (In progress)

Lush & Lacy, worked in Nashua’s Julia (in dusk). All the pieces are done, and if I do say so myself, it’s lovely. Now I just have to force myself to pick up stitches to make the ribbed neckline. I wonder how many projects remain incomplete because of the need to pick up stitches?

Lush & Lacy (Set-in pockets)

And dig that groovy set-in pocket!

Mystery TV Knitting

And finally, my own version of the 1930s sweater, in a different weight, a different fiber, and, erm, without really using the pattern. As I said, my own version. Knit while rereading I Capture the Castle.

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I’ve been doing more thinking about knitting lately than actually working on projects. The baby boom among my friends seems to have slowed down, and with it the need for tiny shoes and sweaters, and I’m trying to organize which projects I most want to do. Ravelry can be a bit like window-shopping in a giant knitting superstore; it’s a great way to spot something that would look good on you, but it’s also far too easy to reach for your wallet and splurge. That way madness lies, not to mention the growing pile of UFOs. So, for the time being, I’m trying to finish all my works in progress before being seduced by others. Trying, anyway.

It helped that I had a lazy Sunday afternoon, with no rushing around and no bloody spreadsheets for work. I revelled in a Jane Austen video orgy, starting with Emma Thompson’s perfect version of Sense and Sensibility (looking up periodically to admire Alan Rickman in breeches), on to Gwyneth Paltrow’s pretty and pouty version of Emma (looking up periodically to admire Jeremy Northam in breeches), and finally finishing with the insubstantial but beautifully filmed version of Pride and Prejudice that came out a few years ago. While relaxing with Jane and numerous cups of tea, I managed to finish off two projects hibernating in my craft cupboard.

iPod Cosy

iPod Cosy, worked in KPPPM. No pattern, just basic stockinette with a ribbed top.

iPod Cosy

The colorway looks so different from the photo online that I can’t help but think I was sent the wrong color. But I liked the mix of aqua and blues and browns so much that I decided to keep it. Looks lovely with my new handbag, too.

Swiss Miss Socks

I also finally finished my Swiss Miss socks, using the self-striping yarn I snapped up in the after-Christmas sales last year, Yawoll by Lang Yarns.

Jasper loves Swiss Miss

These socks are loved by furry ones and humans alike. My mother saw me working on these and fell in love with them, so they’re headed for her tiny feet.

And these are what I’ll be working on in the next few weeks.

Lush & Lacy (In progress)

Lush & Lacy, worked in Nashua’s Julia (in dusk). All the pieces are done, and if I do say so myself, it’s lovely. Now I just have to force myself to pick up stitches to make the ribbed neckline. I wonder how many projects remain incomplete because of the need to pick up stitches?

Lush & Lacy (Set-in pockets)

And dig that groovy set-in pocket!

Mystery TV Knitting

And finally, my own version of the 1930s sweater, in a different weight, a different fiber, and, erm, without really using the pattern. As I said, my own version. Knit while rereading I Capture the Castle.

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