Let's just say I went a little crazy with the casting on, however I've been in a blissful state of happiness that every knitter knows. There is nothing, NOTHING, like starting a new project. I love mulling over my choices of patterns and yarns and thinking of what I want to start. I do this a lot, it is my choice of daydreaming when I've got a bit of time. Standing and waiting in the grocery store checkout? I'm thinking about sock patterns. Looking at the leaves on the trees turning? I'm thinking about a skein of yarn in my stash that looks exactly like those leaves....what should I make?
So now I will introduce you to the madness. The first photo is a new pair of socks for me. I haven't made a new pair of socks for me in a few years. I tend to knit for my husband. When I bought those two skeins of orphaned sock yarn many years ago, I knew that they would be socks and though a bit on the ugly color combinations, I fell in love with the colorway! So pretty! I'm knitting monkey with this yarn. I've knit this sock pattern many times and it's like revisiting an old dear friend.
Next up is a new shawl with a skein of fingering weight yarn I bought at a fiber festival many years ago. Do you ever buy a skein and it's so pretty that you don't knit with it? Sometimes I find I do that. I just want to look at it because it's skeined up goodness is too lovely to wind into a ball. I found a shawl pattern that is perfect for this skein, Nae looks like it will showcase the drape of this yarn.
Last but not least is another, yes another sockhead hat. I am using wool leftovers from this and this. This hat will be my knit and read hat because of it's simplicity. The hat could be a gift or I might just keep it. I'm knitting two rows of each color until I run out.
So have you ever started a few projects all at the same time? Did you finish them in a timely matter?
What's on your needles that is making you happy?