I'm doomed. The Plan has me finishing two items by the end of knitting time tomorrow. The FoUI's (aka husband's) mittens and his socks. I have one mitten most of the way through the thumb gusset increases.
at least this seems to fit - actually to me it seems a bit big but he says it is right and they are his mittens
The other mitten is yet to be cast on. This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the Pioneer colorway. I'm using Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns mitten pattern for these.
The socks were also only a singleton of the pair and it was only part-way up the foot, but was also too big around so is now not even finished with the toe increases.
That's Fiber Fiend superwash sock in the Mars colorway. And I'm making them up as I go along. He want's ribbed socks. I had such a clever ribbing pattern set up for them when they were 64 stitch socks. Now I have to refigure it. Ah well...
And that is it for projects started. At this rate, I might just maybe have one gift each done in time. If I speed up.
I have swatched for the vest for the Remembrall (aka daughter) and now have enough information to start actually designing the pattern. I think I will start the back of that today. The yarn is a really lovely green from Tactile Fiber Arts.
A little of the indigo (I think I am remembering how this was dyed correctly, indigo over something else to produce this lovely shimmering green that really does look like a kelp forest shining in the sunlight that filters down) is coming off on my fingers as I knit but that is to be expected. And it's just barely noticeable. Much less than some other yarns I have worked with. I'm really looking forward to working on this and have been using it as a bribe to get more workaday stuff done.
And now that I have done my bloggerly duty. I am off to knit while the FoUI takes the Remembrall on a bike ride. If I get enough of the mittens and socks done early enough today I will get to spend a nice little bit of time working on the vest back. I really am looking forward to that so motivation isn't going to be a problem.