I know I'm livin' it up when I start not one, not two, but six (!) projects in three days.
Luckily (or not) these four are shop samples. Samples are a great way to start a new project without buying yarn, but then again, I'm also not using up my stash. In that pile I've got a Petal Bib from One Skein, a Felted Bowl (also from One Skein), a ballband dishcloth (my first - I'm loving it!) and the Upside Down Daisy Hat from Itty Bitty Hats.
And two new pairs of socks. The pink are the Child's First Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks, out of Rio de la Plata sockweight (YUMMMMMMMMMMMM). This pattern kicked my butt quite a bit at first, but I'm hopefully now getting the hang of it. The grey socks are for hubbo - new Trekking colors. We had planned to go to a movie on Friday and my only other pair of plain socks are at the gusset, and I can't keep track of decreases in the movie. So I gave him the bin of sock yarn and told him to choose a new pair of socks for me to knit. Of course, he picked out socks for him, but I didn't really expect any different! So I cast on and get through the ribbing before the lights go down. I'm on about the third row (still in the previews here) when I snap a needle. Damn it! I tried knitting on four instead of five needles, but it hurts my hands. So I had to sit for an entire movie without knitting. Damn near killed me. Especially since my lovely friend Kerri was knitting the whole time. One of the shop owners told me to always carry extra needles. I was thinking I needed an extra project.
However, I did get a replacement needle and worked on these Sunday night at Patty Griffin. Oh, and Jen? You can't have things to say about us going without you, unless we can say stuff about you moving across the country!
I was tempted to cast on for two new socks last night (I have empty sock needles, after all), but so far I've restrained myself. We'll see how long that lasts.