It is now National Sweater Knitting Month (a play on National Novel Writing Month) and I finished my Fuzzy Sweater, but can't find myself to start another. It's like a toddler like instinct in me that says - NO! I will not celebrate what you want to. I will do what I want.
What have I been working on? Everything but sweaters... scarf for my brother in packer colored Malabrigo Worsted, Spectra by Stephen West (so pretty), hats for Halos of Hope (car knitting - I've hit too many trains this week - long ones too - the type where you turn your car OFF because you wait so long). I've worked on my shawl design, and I'm one skein in - about 1/2 way done!
I started 2 more projects. A set of potholders for my Mom - who is finally tossing her 15 yr old quilted set (she quilted them herself). She asked me to pick up a set at IKEA, but that seemed like a poor replacement for such great potholders. I am making some felted ones, a design from Knitpicks, out of I Love This Wool from Hobby Lobby - yeah. I do not love that wool, but I love that it's cheap, and I can get 7 potholders out of one skein. A set of flat potholders and some mitts. I think she'll love them - and they will last.
I also have started and finished a pair of slippers for my grandmother - I use "finished" but I just finished the knitting portion. A pattern off of knitandcrochetnow.com with leather soles, I think she will love them.
Aren't they fun?