I’m really sad to inform you all that I’ve developed a bad case of castonitis. I’ve managed to cast on more projects than I can realistically knit (again). I thought I was rid of this condition after my marathon Christmas knitting… but alas… it’s back to bite me in the ass.
I was doing fine, knitting away on my mom’s Travelling Woman Shawl and my Brother’s Bday socks. I then decided it would be a good idea to cast on for a little cardigan for Madison. Those 3 project were borderline manageable. I then had the brilliant idea of knitting a toy for my friends son who’s turning one a week before Madison. I’m now beyond full capacity with my knitting. It’s actually starting to stress me out. Let me tell you why…..
Here’s the progress on Madison’s little cardigan jacket thingie:
I actually started on the other half of the front last night and have about an inch and a half done on that. I finished this half at our friends house on the weekend and forgot my stitch holders at home. My inner McGuyver came through and I asked for a BBQ skewer Worked AWESOMELY!!! So when in a pinch… you now know what to do
I’m knitting the 18 month size because when I cast on she was still wearing her 12mo stuff. Well, Since then, she’s gone through a growth spurt and is now in 18mo stuff. Granted, they’re a little big still… but I’m still panicking that by the time I’m done… she will have outgrown it
My brother’s socks. Man, I was doing soooooo well and then I hit a snag. When I was working on the gusset of the first sock I thought that something wasnt right. The decreases didn’t look quite right. But, I kept going and cast on for the second sock. When I got to the gusset decreases of the second sock, I realized that I needed more decrease rows to get to the right amount of stitches. I wondered if maybe I hadn’t marked all my rows down from the second sock… and then…. I figured it out. Instead of working one decrease row and one even row all around, I worked a decrease on every row. Not only that… they were uneven decreases! How the hell I managed to do that is beyond me. I’m going to attribute it to lack of sleep. You can see here that the gusset decreases aren’t the same at all.
One is nice and neat and swoops properly along the foot while the other… doesn’t. I’m gonna have to frog the first sock which is going to break my heart. So much for trying to get 2 pairs of socks done for him Luckily I’m almost done the second sock.
I’m still slowly chugging along on my mom’s shawl (pic at the bottom of this post). I kinda left it the side for now so I could get Madison’s jacket done as well as the toy I cast on for my friends son. I would love to post pics and tell you what toy it is… but his mom is now wise to my blog and I want it to be a surprise I can tell you though that it’s another Rebecca Danger design
So to you my knitty/crafty friends… I bid you adieu. I’m off to feverishly knit some more so I can get some FO’s done