As always, I am fighting the urge to change my focus and dive into new projects. Focus can be tough while reading blogs and hanging around Ravelry. Recently, I've been distracted by the beautiful sweaters and shawls knit by the Rainey sisters. Sally's wedding shawl looks ethereal (now I want to knit all of Boo's shawls) and Susan's sweater, Burr by Veronik Avery, with Susan's addition of contiguous sleeves, is simply inspiring.
Even though I only watch a few forums on Ravelry my queue fills up quite quickly. Recently a Biscuit KAL was started on the Woolen Rabbit forum and it's all I can do not to cast on and join. Also, the Woolen Rabbit Club yarn arrived and with a gorgeous skein of red worsted that Kim dubbed Clara Bow. The name fits perfectly with the charming pattern by Amy Herzog, the Fellowes Cloche. To make matters worse, Susan posted on the Knitting as Fast as I Can forum her new cowl pattern, The City Creek Cowl (and it's free!). I'm dying to start knitting so, stash diving or yarn shopping could ensue.
While on a recent trip to a LYS I picked up a skein of Noro Silk Garden to make a tea cozy for my small, and daily used, 2 cup teapot. Knitting a cozy could be a nice diversionary tactic.
But, focus must remain on my Chocolate Quill and Autumn Leftie, as well as my sweater swatch. I do not want my projects to become UFOs, a no-no around here. When it comes to knitting I do as Yoda advised, "Do, or do not, there is no try".