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This week, I have focused on my two big projects. And I started one little one. First up: the Midnight Rose Tunic. I have one sleeve to go and then I knit on the neckband. I feel like Cinderella's mice running around hurriedly fashioning the ball gown. Not that there is any pressure but my own. This is a cool weather top and I would like to have it finished by spring so Maria can wear it. For some reason the sleeves are slowing me down. Or maybe it's not the sleeves fault at all?
There is this new girl in town. Ooh, she's red and sassy! I have finished the back and part of one front for my Year of the Dragon cardi. This I want to have finished before the Chinese New Year. I won't need any firecrackers!
And, on Thursday, I looked at my gifted sock skeins from Christmas and decided to wind them into balls. OK, that wasn't the smartest idea because now I'm hooked on knitting one of them up. I loved the blue/gray/green tones in this yarn...it seems so sophisticated. I wanted to create a pattern that would show off the tones and be just as elegant as the yarn. This is my Sophisticated Lady pattern. It reminds me of the 1930's when the rich gals went to parties wearing long satin dresses cut on the bias - all in these same muted colors. Or finely tailored suits with masses of couture detailing that we rarely see now. Add open-toed pumps and a coiffure from the best salon and some Cole Porter on the Victrola....I was born too late, wasn't I?
I hope to have most of these finished by next week...and a whole new lot of projects. I have them in my mind but my fingers can't work fast enough.