Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Well, that was fun! I usually have only one, maybe two projects on my needles, but sometimes I just have to give in to the urge to start more. And so I did.
I have no less than four projects going right now and I'm actually thinking about casting on for just one more...

The first one I cast on for was Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket. No, there are no (grand)baby's in my immediate future, but I've always wanted to make one. And I figured I'd better start practicing before I've got baby's to knit for.  Or something like that. I just wanted to try this.
I have to admit though, that I almost gave up on it. I had to start over a few times because I didn't read the pattern right. But now I'm well on my way and enjoying seeing it grow.

My second project will hopefully turn out to be a swimsuit (or bikini) cover-up. I'm winging it, so I hope I get this right. It is a lovely soft cotton yarn though and I love knitting with it.

Next project in line is a simple shawl, knit in a lovely shiny (but slippery) cotton on needles that are a size or two too big, to create a light and see-through fabric.

And then, of course, there's a hat. This was actually the first project I started after finishing the cowl, but then I got distracted with all my other ideas. I was going to do something creative with that ribbing and I hope I remember what it was when I get to it.

So, two out of four projects that I can actually use myself and around here. Not too bad, isn't it? The baby jacket is knit in cotton too, so I may find myself a baby on the island to gift it to.
I am running out of project bags, by the way (must make more), but luckily my knitting bag is big enough to handle them all and even more (yes, I always keep a book I'm reading in my knitting bag too, don't you?).


  1. Your startitis makes me want to start all the projects . I am down to two projects and hoping to cast on one or two new ones this week.

    1. You usually have a lot on the needles. I'm looking forward to see what you're starting this week ;-)

  2. I have only 1 on the needles, but I did sneak in a baby hat, so I've had a quick finish!!

    1. Sometimes that's just what you need to get on with the bigger stuff...