I’ve joined another KAL – this one for the Summertime Tunic from the summer Interweave Knits. I’m really looking forward to this one, though I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish it before leaving for Italy. Fortunately, I will still have a bit of summer when I return, so I’ll get to enjoy it.
I’m actually ordering two colors of yarn for the Summertime Tunic, and I’m planning to choose between them when they get here. The other will probably become some other summery top, depending on how bright it is in person. Perhaps I’m getting overly predictable in my color choices…
I’m waiting to see what the colors look like to order my ribbon, but at this point I’m seriously into these floral jacquard ribbons from M&J Trimming. I particularly love the grey/rust/khaki version, and I’m already picturing how it will look against tan skin. They also have lovely contrast-edged grosgrain ribbons, so it will be a tough decision.
Because I am an absolute sucker for free shipping, I also bought yarn and supplies for some other projects, to be discussed eventually. I had a heck of a time ordering it all, as the site kept timing out and then not recognizing my shipping code. I had to reenter my order at least four or five times – talk about frustrating! Eventually I succeeded, and a box of wonderful is now on its way.
I color-coded my handy-dandy spreadsheet, and it’s a bit dismaying. The light green denotes projects which I’ve finished. Yes, there is only one. No, it doesn’t include things like coasters, scarves, or things I’d finished prior to setting this up. But still. The light blue indicates projects for which I’ve bought the yarn and supplies, but not yet started. The yellow, well, those are my WIPs. At current count, that’s 16, and I already know I have a real finishing problem. Perhaps at some point I should regain my sanity, stop buying or casting on, and get to the actual knitting and finishing of things.
It’s discouraging because I have an increasing list of items I really want to finish in the next month: the baby sweater, my shrug, the Lippitt halter, and another top I haven’t shown yet… it’s getting a bit tight. I may table the Lippitt because I can’t imagine learning to seam well enough to really love it right now. It is a shame, though, as it’s nearly all knit. I guess that’s just more incentive to learn (and practice) finishing techniques as soon as I can.