Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knit on through all crises is my motto these days...
I have some new projects on the needles. The Madelinetosh Lovers forum on Ravelry is hosting Mad May this month, where people knit things using Madelinetosh yarns. There are all kinds of KALs and general clothing item categories. There will be prizes, but for me, the fun part is just seeing the colors and bases people are using for their projects. I am participating in the Elphaba KAL. One of the group members is an accomplished designer (Mary Anarella) and I just love her designs. She designed this pullover, named after The Wicked Witch of the West in Wicked and The Wizard of Oz. (We never find out her given name in TWoO.) I am using Tosh Merino Light in Tart, cause I can be kind of tarty.
The picture doesn't do the yarn or the pattern justice at this point. I started the project in the car on the way to the Mavs game the other day. I have knitted about 8 rows since that day - I got a lot done at the game, didn't I? It was keeping me from getting too nervous.
I also have an entry in the General Sock category - Dimpled Socks, a Madelinetosh pattern, using Tosh Sock in Robin's Egg. I had a bunch left over from a test knit I did for her, probably enough for a pair of socks, but I am knitting them toe-up. I'd rather have a shorter cuff, than knit them top-down and run out of yarn before I got to the toes. I may like fingerless gloves and mitts, but not a fan of the toeless socks... I am using my new Kollage size 1US circulars. I like the feel of knitting with them, but the joins are not smooth enough to my liking.