What Are You Making For May?
My main goal is to finish the ruana, and since I have made it past the halfway point, feel somewhat optimistic, but you all know what it's like to knit all day, hoping for 10 inches and seeming to only turn out two. I know there's a good chance that the second half won't be as exciting as the first (kind of like 'second-sock' syndrome, only bigger), but I am still enjoying the time spent in my knitting chair, watching the stripes go by. I wanted to be even more random than Fibonacci, but have used the sequence for parts, and then thrown in an out-of-sequence mix of rows, then gone back to dear ol' Fib... I still love the various shades of light purples and the occasional surprises thrown in and I think I will enjoy using this item for a long while.
Since I am finished with Mountain Stream, I was all set to go back to Mountain Peaks, and I will, but I am going to switch yarns, so will have to wait to re-start (hey, third time's the charm, they say) until I can get together with Anna and get some of her laceweight.
I also intend to dig out DD's skimpy tank and re-do the sleeve (actually, make a new, correct and third sleeve, and see which one was the wrong version - there are two tiny cap sleeves ready, but they don't match, and it started raining in earnest early last fall when I figured that out, so she said "just wait till spring" - tempting words to a fickle and sanguine knitter like me).
I am awaiting the arrival of my Rowan Calmer in the color Sour (which is actually a pale apple green) so that I can get started on CeCe... it would be really great to have it done to wear to Estes Park next month, but since I bought the yarn from one of the Ebay yarn stores based in Britain, who knows when I will be able to start.
There's usually a little something unexpected that slips in each month, and here is May's:
This is my version of Nautie, about three-fourths of the body is done. I am using some Noro Blossom that I received as a gift earlier this year, and it is absolutely perfect for this... the colors look very "natural" and earthy. But in keeping with the playful spirit, the face will be pale pink! I am planning to hang my Nautie in our large bathroom window, which overlooks our private inner yard.
I had a nice conversation with Anna of My Fashionable Life earlier this week about fun and sexy summer knitting, and eagerly await what designs she might publish that I can make up later in the season. I also hanker to make the Elsebeth Lavold top I never got around to before winter. So, what are YOU working on this month?