You wouldn’t know it based on this blog, but I have been knitting the last couple of weeks. I made quite a bit of progress on the Cherry sweater over vacation, and then put it down for a while, mostly because I dread that I don’t have enough yarn to finish it, even though I ordered another (not of the same dye lot) ball of the yarn from Webs. And I can’t tell if it’s a gauge problem or not. I knit and blocked one of the sleeves first, to check gauge, and I think I have it. Now that I’ve knit the back, though, I just don’t know.

Cherry Cardigan
I knit up the other sleeve to try and compare the unblocked version with the blocked version and get a sense of whether the yarn is there or not before I keep going.

Anniversary Socks
I started a couple pair of socks: another pair of Sundara’s Calla Lily socks, but in the Hydrangea colorway yarn, and Nancy Bush’s Anniversary Socks in one of the many balls of Opal from Deb’s stash, pictured above. The purple were supposed to be a head-start on savior socks for Sockapalooza 4, but it seems the first call for saviors went out while I was on vacation, and I totally missed the boat, and now I’ve missed the second call taking Michelle back to the airport. I have no idea who either pair will be for now.

I also started a Baby Surprise Jacket, again from Deb’s stash. She had some single balls of solid sock yarn, and bunch of partial balls of colors, so I’m combining to use them up. It’s straightforward knitting that I don’t have to think much about, which is nice. I also know I’ll be able to finish it with plenty of yarn, which is nice, too. My cousin just had her second child, and I think I’ll ship this off to her when it’s done.
Baby Surprise Jacket

And then there’s a bunch of stuff on my to-do list, things actual people will be waiting for. There’s a turtle for Teresa, the pink and orange scarf for Kay, and another pair or two of footies for Dee. I had done such a good job of clearing off my plate before leaving for vacation, and now my plate’s all full again.