Things are going better, and I am knitting again, in fact I just finished what I consider a medium project, the Tomten Jacket.
I find Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns extremely freeing, as you knit to your gage, and the yarn you have at the time. I am not the worlds biggest math fan, but this is one real-life application of math that makes me extremely happy that Ms. Schmale drilled multiplication and division as much as she did, and the fact that I can do quite a bit of it in my head (a skill I find useful, and extremely lacking in today's calculator society). That said this probably turned out a bit big for it's intended recipient, but it is okay as it is for a child, and erring on the side of big is way better then erring on the side of small.
Anyway, I knit the tomten jacket, for a special boy that just turned one. Again, it is a little big even for this one-year-old big boy, but that means he should be able to wear it for two seasons if I'm lucky. The blue part of the body is Cascade Eco Wool, a very nice heavy worsted, and at nearly 500 yards for $16, the eco could stand for "economical" in this case instead of the environmental eco. I used about 700 yards of the blue, which is not ideal at 1.5 ish skeins, but it does leave enough for trim of another project or perhaps enough for a baby surprise if I mix it with other yarn. The red in this case is some stash yarn, some Rowan Felted tweed that I had three skeins that I picked up as part of a dye lot sell off at 30% off. It is double stranded, as it is a light DK weight, but I loved the way the colors worked with this. Buttons are standard issue from JoAnn fabrics, which is okay. Anyway to the photos!
Anyway, I hope to have another post soon. I'm torn between finishing up something, and starting something new. My summer is shortened this year because I am now a proud member of the Pride of Princeton Marching Band staff, but it will mean a reduction of time from the end of July to October. Anyway, I hope to post soon.