I think the number of projects I have on the needles here has become a little overwhelming. There are 4 projects in my current rotation, plus several others that I plan to return to in the near future. Now, I really don't think is too many projects, in general, but somehow I am feeling like I can't focus on each of them properly, so it is too many for me right now. I think I have a plan, so, we'll see how that turns out.
My plan involves working on my current sweater design project during the week. This is my second sample, in a smaller size. Two samples isn't my normal course of action, but this being my first sweater design, I really want to get it right. So, I am checking my pattern to make sure I have the neckline and sleeve shaping correct. I think I do, but a second sample will confirm it. Besides, I get a chance to work with the Anzula Cricket yarn again, and there is nothing that I don't enjoy about that.
This sweater doesn't yet have a name, and I can't seem to come up with one. In the meantime, I nearly have the pattern written, and it will be off to the technical editor around the first week in April. Following that, there will be a call for testers. If you'd be interested in testing, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will let you know when the call is posted.
My weekend knitting will be on my Color Infusion cowl, for a Knit-Along in my Ravelry group. The KAL is sort of a loosely run deal that started officially last week, and includes both the Color Infusion and Alpha Chi cowls. If either of these tempts you to cast on, please join us for support, help with color choices, advice, and prizes.
I bought this kit back in October 2013, and I planned to cast on for Color Infusion right away, but, as things often do, my plans changed and this yarn had been waiting for some attention for quite a while. I really love how things are going so far, and I am excited for the weekend to arrive, so that I can work on this again.
For the trip to Pennsylvania, I cast on two projects, both of which didn't require tons of yarn to be carried along, nor patterns to be carried. The first project was a Hitchhiker, with an eyelet variation that is featured in several Ravelry projects. The yarn is Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce & Stomp in the #lolwut color way. I am close to the half way point, but this one will be seeing little action for a while, until I can finish a sweater or a cowl. Its too bad, really, because I am enchanted by watching the colors change and combine, and the yarn is working beautifully in this pattern.
The second project for the trip was a new brioche scarf design I swatched a few weeks ago. I did two of the brioche panels, and started on the third while I was away, but I managed to make a mistake on the brioche stitch, and had to rip that back. At that point, I decided that this project needed a break, and I haven't worked on it any more since then.
I really like the way that the colors are working together, and the third panel was set to be a lovely shade of purple that really lightened up the scarf. This fabric is so appealing, squishy and warm. I hate to set this aside, and I predict that it will make a reappearance as soon as possible.
Do you ever feel like there are too many projects on the go at once? What is your threshold for too many?