So, I took Thursday and Friday off of work this week–it was either a mild cold or sever allergies, but either way it was definitely worth a couple of sick days to stay home and take care of myself. And, of course, I used the time to fiddle with my yarn projects.
I’ve been a little obsessed with getting the Corona hoodie finished. (In fact, I’ve told myself that I don’t get to start a new project from the latest issue of Interweave Crochet until I get this sweater done.) As of Friday, I had gotten it to the point where I need to begin the sleeves. The only problem is that I don’t have size 8 double point needles, and I’m not sure I want to do the sleeves with dpns anyway. I’m thinking I’m going to use the 2 circular method, and just picked up an additional size 8 circular today so that I can start the sleeves soon.
In the meantime, I picked up my Moss Coat again. I had already finished the back and was a good way through the right front before setting it aside to work on socks several months ago. I’m now finished with the right front and am a few rows into the left. I still I have a long way to go with this project, but I’m pretty pleased with it so far. Maybe I’ll have it finished in time for spring.
Then this evening, I returned my attention to the Log Cabin baby blanket. It’s been mostly finished for a while now, just needing the ends woven in and clipped. So, I sat in front of my computer to watch last week’s episode of Project Runway and got all the ends woven in. So, that blanket is now ready to be shipped off to my friend in plenty of time for her new arrival.
While it’s been a bit of a hassle to be sick the past few days (I’m still nursing a soar throat), I’m glad that I’ve been able to use the time to cycle through my current projects. I’ve also realized that it’s times like these that I appreciate the fact that I can never settle down to just one project–I loved being able to pick something new up when the mood struck or when the need arose. Never a boring moment around here.