I've still not been getting as much done, creatively speaking, as I'd like, but in the past couple of days I have managed to get an hour, maybe two of knitting in before Moisés jumps in and decides to do battle with whatever is in my lap.
I am also continuing to work my way through the mountain of UFOs. I got Mine out of its bag and on the blocking board, where you can see its really nice shape -- really it is more flattering on that it appears it would be here.
The weather has been damp enough, and cool enough that the air conditioning doesn't come on to suck that moisture out of the air, so that it took it a few days to fully dry before I could start sewing it together.
I am working on the neckline now, and I should finish and get the beads sewn on this weekend.
I am also hoping to get the Gedifra Milena sweater finished as well and on the blocking board by Sunday. I have a couple of sweaters drying on the blocking board now, at the moment there seems to be something of a sweater backlog, but it should work out.
My step-son is coming in for a visit and will be arriving late Friday night. I will have to go pick him up at the train station and that will probably afford me a little extra knitting time. Hopefully, even with the company, I should have two finished sweaters in the next week.
Mine is waiting to be blocked. I did order the beads however, and they are also waiting for Mine to be blocked.
I started, and finished knitting, the Green Filatura di Crosa boatneck pullover. But it sat around for two or three weeks while I went on a major elimination round, tackling a bunch of unfinished projects around the house. It has been on the blocking board since Thursday, and it finally dried yesterday; before that the air was too damp and it was too cool for the air-conditioning to come on and suck that moisture out of the air.
I don't think I will get to it today. I am working on sorting through years of accumulated clothing in my closets, and I will not finish today but I have made a big start. And I really want to think not just about what I want to knit, but what I will wear, and what I need to go with other things in the closet.
Knitting has also been slow because we have a kitten in the house, Moisés. He is about 3 months old and doesn't really bother the knitting if I am not working on it; there are far to many other attractive things to get into, as well as two other cats to terrorize, but if I am sitting down and actually attempting to knit he wants to be right there in the middle of it all, as if he assumes that there is nothing I would be doing that is not meant to be for him.
I have managed to train 5 previous cats to leave the knitting alone and to come to terms with the idea that they can sit in my lap and not play with the knitting, or they can go elsewhere. I am confident that Moisés too will learn in time.
I finished the back of this summer top, from Gedifra Highlights 091, this morning during the telecast of the men's finals at Wimbledon. It is a fast and easy project, although it has taken me two weeks, mostly due to interference as discussed above.
Here is a picture of the sweater from the book. I am using the same yarn, in a different color obviously, and am really enjoying knitting it. It feels like it will be light and cool and lovely to wear.
I am not sure at this point if I will have anything to wear with it, although that was not my intention. The closet clean-out process has been brutal. All of the projects listed above look safe; I believe I have things to go with each of them, but quite a few things have been tossed and the carnage goes on.
It looks like I will be very busy finishing up UFO's and filling in gaps when the whole process is finished.