ETA: As I finish and post about the surprise projects in this list, I'll be updating the post itself!
The husband sweater is going really well. Front and back are done, blocked, and seamed at the shoulders and sides. One sleeve is done; the other's about 30% done. Once they're both done, I'll block them, and then I just need to seam them, sew them in, and do the neckline. Yay!
Note the difference in how the cables look unblocked vs. blocked. Big difference!
I've been going kind of crazy in the last couple of days. It's not that I'm tired of the husband sweater — I just have a lot on my plate for the upcoming months. First of all, I'm knitting a shawl for my cousin Kristen's wedding. (It's the first time anyone in my family has gotten married since me and Grant, so I'm excited, and I want to knit something beautiful and meaningful for it!)
After that, I need to be sure to knit my mom's traditional Christmas hat. (I knit one every year, but this time I'm using very exciting yarn and a brand-new pattern!) I know it's only October, but it's never too early!)
(I have, of course, cast on for both of these.)
I'm expecting yarn in the mail from another friend, who actually knows that I'm knitting for her because she was in charge of sending me the wool. :) When I get that, I'll have a shawl to cast on.
I may or may not have time to knit a couple of toys for a friend of mine from WoW — I won't know until the shawl, the shawl, and the hat are done. — ETA: Don't have time, unfortunately!
And I went kind of nuts and thought "Oh, hey! If I rush it, maybe I can make socks for my anniversary for Grant!" So I've been working on that, too.
And did I mention I'm making sheep for charity?
I wouldn't mind knitting a _______ _______ _____ for my ______________, either, and if I finish my ______ ______ _____ or my _______ _____, I'll probably give one of those to my ___________ for _________ — but man, that's a pipe dream right now.
As you can guess from all the blanks, these are all surprise projects or secret projects, and many of the people I'm knitting for either know about this blog or get linked to it frequently via other sources. :) I promise I'll know what I'm talking about when the gifts are delivered to the people they're being knit for — but for the time being, blanks are the way to go. ^_^
(I did finish one of the charity sheep, but it isn't felted, stuffed, or sewn up yet.)
I do have one hint: in all the projects above, I'm using wool and silk and that's it. ^_^