Early last week I received a shipment of yarn from the UK. All week I’ve worked almost exclusively on the prototype for a lacy summer cardi for KNIT Magazine. The good news is … I’m nearly done! I have a bit more of the back to do, then (short) sleeves, then it’s just wash, block, and ship. Naturally I can’t share any photos or design details, but I think you’ll like it, when it comes out later this year.
The other knitting event in my life this week was hexipuffs: I have succumbed to the madness. I have joined a mini-skein swap, and chopped up a skein of Butternut Merino/Tencel from Mind’s Eye Yarn.
I also dug through my box of sock-yarn-leftovers for all my “premium” bits, and I’ve made four puffs already. I am using puff-making as a reward for chugging through on the design project. Which is not to say that the design project is a problem (not at all — in fact it’s quick). Rather, I’m not usually a monogamous knitter, so I have to find ways to motivate myself to stay on task. Mostly.