In other news, the joke around here is that Barb and I share a brain. Enough sharing that we are able to finish each other's sentences ... and even start them in unison. Lately Barb has decided that she is going to carry only one project in her bag, and be monogamous until that project is finished. It's working for her, actually.
I think the non-monogamous part of her brain transferred to me. Because THIS is my knitting bag:
Firstly, we have a store project made from our new yarn called Painted Desert. It's a heavier lace-weight yarn and it's beautiful. I'm working on a little cardigan from Ella Rae; unfortunately I've not been able to find the book to link to.
This is a sideways knitted vest that I'm working in Noro Silk Garden Lite and Rowan Calmer (discontinued, unfortunately). I'm working a Fibonbacci sequence in addition to the garter stitch rib pattern. Eeeek! And then there are these socks --
Also in my knitting bag is the absolutely terrific Mother's Day gift from my daughter and hubby --
Knitwear Spring/Summer 2013. I can't cast on until I finish the Painted Desert project, because that's where the necessary needles are.
I'm also carrying around some yarn that we brought in to sample -- Cherub by Cascade Yarns. It's a delightful yarn and knits beautifully, according to Barb. However, we'd have to stop carrying the Sirdar Snuggly DK, and the colour range from Sirdar is wider than from Cascade. In the meantime, I have these 6 balls to use up.
Sugar Rush from Queensland. The pattern is actually for a different bamboo yarn, but the gauge and feel is identical so I'm going for it. Since the grandbaby will live in Virginia, I'm thinking that I'll make a six-month size. This will be a beautiful late fall outfit for Baby Panda.