When I look back over what I've knit this year, or for that matter last year, I don't feel as if the accomplished knitter I purported to be has come through. It is true I've knit 4 pair of mitts and 2 pair of mittens in the last couple of months, but there hasn't been anything of real substance. Last year I only knit one sweater, the year before (2009), I knit 11. ELEVEN! Maybe the drive and desire for sweaters hasn't been as strong since but, I think the desire is there, just not the drive.
This excellent yarn will make a lovely pair of mitts for moi, as every pair of the mitts I made were gifted away. Now, don't get me wrong, I am very happy about that. Giving the gift of mitts is like holding hands with a friend but, I'd like my own pair of Susan's Ragtops. Maybe it's time to be a little more selfish with my knitting, just for awhile. The color is Victorian Gothic, which in no way describes me, but I love the mix the pink and black. As luck would have it, the color will not go with any of my outwear but, I try not to sweat the small stuff.
On another selfish note, I have salvaged just enough knitting desire to stay focused on the Henley. This poor sweater has been an unintended slog but I'll enjoy wearing and, if all goes well, it will fit. One sleeve is finished, the back is very near its second completion, and soon I'll be frogging back the front (just part of it). Hopefully, this second time around will bring a better end result. I'm ready!