It was another one of those weeks consumed with employment and employment-related activity like commuting. I'm not entirely clear on the reason, but rain seems to double my commute time four days out of five...and it rained all five days this week. At any rate, on the rare occasion I actually had a few minutes to pick up my knitting, I was usually too tired to remember what I was doing with it. But this morning I managed to finish off a couple of WIPs that had been lying around, and I can show you the Celtic cable sweater, which has grown since its last appearance. So. There were mittens, of course- my go-to knitting when I need something requiring no thought.
This morning I finally found a minute to finish the swatch I was using to work out how to do closed cable loops, and then applied it to this hat. When I started it, I thought it was going to be just cabled diamonds, but I didn't like the way it was coming out, and one of the brilliant and inventive crowd that populate the local knitting group suggested hearts, which I liked a good deal better.
And then of course the aforementioned sweater. The collar is almost done (important since I wanted an exact length before I buy a zipper) and my next step, hopefully tomorrow, will be to cast on a sleeve.
Not the whole WIP roster- I've actually had the fine-gauge bamboo sweater out (stockinette has been about my speed, most of the time), and there's a baby blanket I want to get back to. And I doodled a lot of quilt designs during meetings this week. But this puts a couple more FOs on my list and into the random knitwear bag. And I anticipate a few more working brain cells this week, so hopefully I'll be able to pick up the pace...and cast on something new! Because what better way is there to celebrate finishing things?