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?).