I've got a few knitting projects on my needles at the moment. They are all a fairly small size. There is the ever on going square blanket that I started last year, along with two new designs that I am working on. I'm excited to be able to share more about both of them with you later.
Having more than one project cast on was against my self-written rules when I first started knitting. As a beginner, I knew that if I leaped from one project to the next some would inevitably be forgotten and perhaps even abandoned.
These days, I am confident in my commitment to each project, even if it takes me longer than it should to complete most. A project I am really keen to finish is on and off my needles in no time, like my baa-ble hat, but projects fraught with difficulties and speed bumps stay on my needles longer than they should. (Like my Clara Bow Sweater, for instance).
Having multiple projects at various stages of completion all at once is the way I love to work now. Three or four is my ideal number. As each project is so different from the next, I have one that suits any situation or occasion - my knitting basket is akin to a well organised wardrobe.
Fair isle designs are perfect for solitary peace-and-quiet type of knitting, with a mug of tea and a collie curled up at my feet. Little toys are fun to make as they are very quick, and usually simple too so that I can knit them and partake in an engaging conversation at the same time.
Blanket squares are handy for car knitting, as they take up so little room. Blanket themselves, in fact, are lovely to knit when its cold and your knitting can keep you warm while you work (something I loved about my mitred blanket once it had some size to it).
How many projects do you like to have on the go at once? (And is it the same as the number you actually have on the go?)
I'd love to know what you are making at the moment.
PS. What you see above are several new designs, the patterns for which I will be publishing in July. I'm excited to be able to tell you all about them then! One is for a new toy, which I'm really looking forward to sharing with you. It's high time Tea Mouse, Lollipop Rabbit and Little Brown Dog had a new friend to talk to, don't you think?
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