My department is going to start using a different music appreciation textbook this fall so we had a meeting this morning to talk about the differences and what to expect in the new edition of the textbook (forthcoming ~July). I’ve used at least four different appreciation texts in the past, so I figured I could fit in some quality knitting time while listening to the discussion.
As you can see, I did. I had the 1×1 ribbing almost done before I got on the bus downtown this morning and finished it just as the light rail train arrived at campus. Then I made it through three pattern repeats during the meeting and four rows through the fourth repeat on the bus ride home. Once I finish that, I’ll be ready to turn the heel. I’ve been wanting to use this yarn for about a year, so it’s nice to finally be doing it. I’m using Sunshine Yarns twist sock yarn in the Phoenix colorway with the Fawkes pattern (Ravelry link) by Monkey Toes.
I also started on another long-awaited project, the felted slip-stitch tote by Michele Bernstein. This is in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes that I ordered late summer/early fall of last year. As soon as I started sorting my color I realized that the two greens I’d chosen were not going to work, so now I’m hoping my new KP order will arrive by next Thursday…or sooner! I’m already using the second contrasting color so I’ll be needing that ball of yarn pretty soon.
There’s also a gnome home in progress for R, but I’m not inspired to do more than a little at a time on it. To help it keep its shape I’m crocheting it with a double strand of bulky yarn, and it’s a tight stitch. I did finish up the Chinese Waves dishcloth by Margaret K. K. Radcliffe this week.
The best news is that I’m managing to clean some of the projects out of my queue, finally(!) and out of my stash too.