Back in December 2009 I got the idea that I needed to knit a sweater for our then yet to be born baby that was due March 28th. Yarn purchased, cast on and moving along then came Feb 7th and I found myself delivering our baby daughter 7 weeks early. No worries - she's perfect and was in NICU for less than 2 weeks. But wait, I was knitting a 12 mos old size sweater under the guidance of all the moms out there that had told me that babies are often in 12 mos size by 9 mos or so. Using that math, lil bit would be in 12 mos size clothing around the end of December. Until, that is, you factor in that she was born 7 weeks early and is now, at 9 mos, is still wearing 6-9 month and some 3-6 month (pants) clothing. Following her current trend, it will be the middle of summer and I'll be cramming her in to a wool blend sweater (of course, I may have to turn the A/C on super high blast).
I've made decent progress (by my standards) on my 1st pair of knit socks. One is completely done and I'm turning the heel on the second one. I have no idea what I am going to do with the pair once they are done. Probably keep them for me and then start a gift pair.
The scarf? Yea, about that. I got bored and have been focusing on the socks. I think it would help me stay motivated if I was knitting it as a gift for someone but I'm not. Really, not sure what I'll do with it when I'm done.
So, over on ravelry.com you can find a slew of groups - pretty much for whatever your knitting fancies are. I jumped in to a group made up of fans of the showe Criminal Minds. Just this past Wednesday we started a new mystery shawl KAL. I am using this yarn (colorway Summer Blooms)bought from Knitpicks.com. I have 3 more rows to do and then I'll have finished clue #1. So far, so good. I got to learn a new cast on (garter tab) and how to K1F&B and only frogged it once b/c I dropped a stitch in the beginnning and figured it was easier to start over (translation: less stress for me to just frog and begin again since I was still on the garter tab step). The shawl designer, Threebagsfulled, emails a clue every Wednesday. Her directions are superbly written and easy to follow.