I am not sure how it happened, but all of a sudden Startitis has hit and there is a whole lot of projects going at the same time.
Having decided that the thing to do is to blame this profusion of projects on the Spring Fever I am trying to prioritize my knitting.
All of the current projects in progress are baby things and while babies are amazingly wonderful they have one quality that could drive a knitting mom insane – babies tend to grow, all of a sudden, overnight, while our eyes are closed.
And then there is the changing Spring weather that has to be taken into account. Mind you, I am not complaining, I have been hearing from my Mom in Philadelphia and from DS #1 and my friends in New York. The weather there sounds horrible! Thankfully we got nothing like that here! One of the wonderful things about living in the North of Israel is that in six years we had snow twice! Each time it melted in a few minutes. But after a few nice warm weeks with temperatures in the upper 70s we now got rain and the temperatures went down to the low 60s.
And so I am knitting and holding my breath hoping that the baby will get a chance to wear what I make at least twice.
That is why right now I am trying to go by the yarn thickness and fiber content in what I want to finish first.
With the green sweater
and hat done
The yarn is Shepherd’s Own wool in Aran weight.
Next in line are Sleeveless overalls, in my favorite Swish Superwash DK.
I go through lots and lots of Swish and now feel an emergency coming on, I am actually running out of this wonderful yarn. So I will have to figure out a way import more of it soon.
Meanwhile probably the first project to be finished will be Baby Rainbow hat.
I just have to do a few decreasing rounds and weave in the ends.
I am also thinking about either a sweater set or overalls in the same Felici “Rainbow” Yarn that I used to make the Rainbow Hat. But I got to be realistic – the yarn is sock weight… I probably will make it in a larger size for next Fall.
Last but not least is a Bumper for baby’s crib. I finally know exactly how to make it! I am using very thick yarn made from strips of knit fabric
The knitting is going slow, I do not love knitting a very tight fabric on huge (US #15) needles.
OK, my Son just fell asleep, this means I should stop writing and start knitting!