This is all of my fingering weight yarn, spread out on my bed. You can see, there's a lot of it. I've got several pairs of balls, because I like to knit two socks at a time when I can manage it. I've also got a Baggie full of little balls, ones that are too small to make much with. They're going to be used for my sock yarn blankets, I think, or maybe lipgloss cases.
In addition to organizing my yarn, I have been knitting! First, finished objects! I started a baby sweater last week, you may recall. I knit the 'We Like To Cardi' baby cardigan by Vickie Howell, from e Fall 2013 Knit Simple magazine, and i made the 12 month size. I used the mill end yarn that I ripped out of a blanket - I have no idea what it started as, but I used 73g of it. I knit the sweater on US 6/4.00 mm needles. It took me four days. Four days! That includes weaving in ends and sewing on buttons! Ready to see it?
I also started and finished a pair of handwarmers from the leftover Lorna's Laces Solemate in Zombie BBQ. I think I used about 30g. The pattern is one of my own making - I cast on 36 stitches on US 3/3.25 mm needles, then improvise as I go. I wish I had been better about updating Ravelry as I made handwarmers last year, but I'm pretty sure I've got at least two dozen pairs now.
I've still got lots on the needles. I turned the heel and got past the gusset decreases on my beau's TARDIS socks:
I finished another color section of my stripey socks:
I got a few more rows done on Tara's shawl:
And I'm about 12" into Mum's Moonlight Shawl:
I really SHOULDN'T start anything new, but... I'm a Not-Quite-First-Year in the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup on Ravelry, and there's an assignment due at the end of September, so I think I'm going to cast on legwarmers for my niece.
But! I do have goals!
I want to finish my beau's socks by Sept 14, which is the next time I'll get to see him face to face.
I want to finish Mum's shawl by Sept 30, because then I can enter it into the My Sister's Knitter's KAL on Ravelry.
I want to finish my stripey socks by Sept 30 to keep on track for the 26 Pair Plunge.
I want to finish Tara's shawl by Oct 18, so I can send it to her without extra postage costs.
I want to start and finish the legwarmers by Sept 30, so I can get credit for my HPKCHC class.
Think I can do it??