I hit finishing mode this past week. I tend to run in phases as a knitter- I spend a week or so casting on far more projects than I can realistically work on and then I spend several weeks picking through them and working a little bit on each one knowing that one of them will grab me at some point and I will race through to the finish.
Then that little bit of success inspires even more finishing because when I really look at my big basket of "in progress" knits I usually find that I'm not that many hours off from finishing more than just that one.
In the last 10 days I've finished 3 baby cardigans (one here and more pics later this week as I finish blocking and photos) and a little hat and I'm ever so close to finishing two more little hats (read: needs seaming) plus I began a few little knitted monsters for the boys.
But my focus right now is on the Hemlock Ring Blanket that I started two weeks ago. I know, I know- it doesn't look that much different than the last time you saw it. I promise it has indeed grown by a bit, but all the finishing of other knits got in the way. I promise I'm working in great seriousness on it now, however, after spending much of last night with semi-regular contractions.
Baby Girl *will* come home with this blanket!
My reading has been mostly baby/crafting focused lately as we get so close to her arrival. I had a look through Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings when it first came out and loved several of the sewing projects found there. I'm hoping to get to a few of them before Baby Girl arrives now that my sewing machine has been unearthed.
And now that I'm closing in on a nearly empty knitting basket, I'm looking for more suggestions on improving my sock knitting. I've been savoring the Knitter's Book of Socks as I plan my next pair. It has been such an educational read for me as I work on this sock knitting thing. I already have a few changes in mind that I hope will further improve the fit, but of course that blanket is taking every last knitting second right now.