I’m quite comfortable being a monogamous knitter. However, as of late, I’ve ended up with more projects and designs on the needles than I can physically knit! It’s making me a little uneasy… Here are some of the projects, placed in order of when my camera decided to crap out on me (again).
Some felted slippers, my own design, knit with Paton’s wool. It will be substituted with alpaca at some point, but I don’t want to potentially ruin some lovely expensive alpaca yarn on a test pair, so Paton’s it is.
Ishbel- lookit, lace!
A swatch with a super sweet stitch pattern that I was planning to use for a scarf, however this particular stitch pattern seems to want to be socks instead. Go figure. And after I took pictures of Ishbel above, my camera decided to give up the ghost, so no picture of the scarf/sock swatch. I really need that new camera!
Mar’s “pico” socks (I made a grand mistake, and by grand I mean huge, not wonderful. It is totally fixable, I’m just putting it off…)
I will not speak of “Kate’s Cardigan”. It is dead to me.
And my sad sad alpaca wrap. As lovely as the design was in my head and on graph paper, the physical construction of the project just didn’t work out. It’s now been relegated to the frog pile. Though I still plan to design a similar wrap using one major element from the original, just not the one that didn’t work…
“Music is the universal language of mankind” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Time to recommend an album that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This album is called “Best of Khaled” by Khaled. I first heard of Khaled when I lived in Paris 10+ years ago. He performs a musical style called “Raï” which originated in Algeria and has evolved to incorporate French, African, Arabic, and Spanish musical styles. What I especially love about this “best of” album is that every song has a distinct sound with a beat you can dance to (which I routinely do in the kitchen. I guess that’s something I’ll never grow out of). The album contains a mix of traditional Raï music, French rap and pop, spanish guitar, Raggae beats, explosive trumpets, flowing violins, and last but certainly not least, accordions (yay)! If you’re not hooked after the first song, then you’re not dancing enough!