It’s Day 2 of the challenge and I’m ready for this one!
What is currently on your needles?
As you all know, I am not currently knitting anything because of my cubital tunnel syndrome; however here are the projects that I was working on before and will pick up again the second I am able to knit again.
The Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure (Free on Ravelry)
This baby has been on my needles the longest (since July 31, 2015) simply because it is a take along project and lives in my SUV. It’s one of those projects that you don’t need to keep count (after you cast on) and can stop and start whenever. I’ve knit this while standing in line for a concert, at doctor / dentist offices, at wineries, on planes, as a passenger riding in the car…you name a place where you can knit on something mindless and this hat has probably been there. I would actually like to finish it before I make my annual trip to Indiana for Thanksgiving as it is a gift for my cousin and she has been waiting a looooong time for it. The hat is 10 inches long and the pattern calls for it to be 13 inches before you start the decreases so I’m almost there. That should give me plenty of time!
Trillian by Martina Behm (Paid for pattern on Ravelry)
My next project was started the day of the Olympics (August 5, 2016) and was supposed to be finished between opening and closing ceremonies. I cast on with a dear knitter friend who is in the Meetup Knitting Group I go to every Thursday afternoon. Hers turned out stunning! Although you may not recognize the name of this pattern, this designer also created the Hitchhiker, and this shawl is part of a Trilogy with four patterns. That doesn’t make sense to me; however I haven’t read the book (yet) and don’t know if that’s some sort of reference that others may know about. The Hitchhiker has been in my queue far longer than this pattern; however I couldn’t resist knitting along side my friend and since I purchased the whole set, there was no expense involved…except for yarn.
Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson (Paid for pattern on Ravelry)
And last, but not least, my Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson. I started these as part of the #sosKAL on July 10th and was happily knitting along with some of my blogging friends and Thursday Sock buddies when the disaster known as my cubital tunnel syndrome kicked in. I should have known better than to just work on teeny, tiny needles for a whole week with no other project to take a break. I did make a lot of progress ; however I am paying the price for it now. I still love them and can’t wait to get back to them…I just won’t be knitting solely on them ever again. Lesson learned!
The 30 Day Knitting Challenge is the creation of Meggiewes who blogs at Knitting in Wonderland.
I’ll be back tomorrow with the next question. Until next time, Happy Knitting!