I thought I'd do a bit of a roundup post of the projects I've got on the go at the moment. I've been glad of all my hobbies during the lockdown, and having a choice of projects to work on means I'll never get bored.
It was time I cast on some new socks, the last pair came off the needles back in January and I always like to have a pair on the go, even if I'm not actively working on them. I like to know they're there if the urge takes me to do a bit of sock knitting. I decided I'd like to knit another pair of Wildflowers & Honeycomb Socks by This Handmade Life. I've used this pattern before and it's such a pretty design. I'm using some yarn which Eleanor bought for me for Christmas 2018. It's by Ducky Darlings in the Confetti colourway and it's knitting up beautifully.
Why have just one pair of socks on the needles when you can have two? On the same day that I cast on the Wildflowers & Honeycomb Socks, I also cast on the Sugar Frost Socks by Marianne Heikkinen. This is also a pattern I've knit before but I thought it would go well with the stripes in this West Yorkshire Spinners yarn in the Mojito colourway. I'd only knit the cuff when I realised that the stripes never play nice in self striping yarn when it comes to knitting the heel so I decided to pull out what I'd already knit, order some coordinating yarn, and start again. The cuffs, heels and toes will now be knit in the yarn I've just bought, which is also West Yorkshire Spinners, in the chocolate lime colourway.
I've been putting a few more stitches in on my cross stitch. I love to see the design grow, albeit slowly as I don't spend too long a stretch on it at any one time. This wedding sampler is To Have and To Hold by Country Cottage Needleworks and I'm hoping that I'll have it finished in time to give to my niece when she gets married in September, all being well.
I don't do a lot of crochet these days but I've still got my granny stripe blanket on the go for when I get the urge. It's nice to put in a stripe here and there. I don't think it will be finished any time soon but that's okay.
A few more squares have been added to my scrappy blanket. I've got a lot of mini skeins to add from the yarny advent calendars I had last year, and also leftovers from projects I've finished. Again, this is another long term project but it's really relaxing to work on.
I've been looking at some cardigan and jumper patterns, there's some really lovely designs out there, but I just don't know if I'm in the right frame of mind for a large project at the moment. Perhaps I'll just stick with smaller things and long term projects that I can add a bit to here and there for now.