It's the last day of August...August!? It's a little disconcerting how quickly summer flew by. As I look back over the last 2 months it looks like the Eyelet Cardigan and Trekking Socks took all summer to knit. (Actually I did knit the Vintage Victorian socks, too.)
The road taken over the last several months has been paved with many good intentions. Intentions do not mean goals have been met. It does mean the WIPs are now way out of hand. Jóhö, poor Jóhö as she has come to be known, has languished, wallowing in neglect. It would be wonderful to finish her up during Lolly's PS finishing up month of September, but I fear that is not to be. There are other WIPs that should be finished first. Mountain Stream, Susan's beautiful scarf design, that I thought would make a nice gift, really won't take long to finish up and will make a nice gift for Smith's aunt when we visit in October.
When was it that I started Cutaway and what happened that she was abandoned? She was moving along well as spring brought warm temps and my thoughts turned towards a cotton sweater. That is just wrong, but there you have it. Thank goddess more progress was made than the WIP picture shows. The back and one front have been finished, the second front is half way there, and one little flower, to use as embellishment, has been knit. Again, she really shouldn't take too long to finish.
The Trekking Socks have become my constant companion, as I work toward finishing them before Labor Day. Sadly, they didn't make it on as many Trek's as was intended, but maybe Labor Day they'll be able to make one last Trek for a photo shoot. The true object of my desire, at the moment, is Seraphim. It is conceivable that I could have Cutaway AND Seraphim ready to wear at Rhinebeck, but my first choice is Seraphim. This is pure and simple knitting and, like Jóhö, the wonderful yarn is from Plain and Fancy Wool Co. The intention is to not give her
much time until the socks are finished and progress has been made on Mountain Stream.
Don't hold your breath.