With Aidez done, I'm focused on finishing Taygete. Thank you all for the nice comments on Aidez. I showed it to my knitting group and they all thought it looks good on me. So maybe it's not a total FAIL. Anyway, I was hoping to finish Taygete by the end of the month so it could be my March FO for the Sock Stash Knitdown. I think having a goal is motivating. I'm on the edging. I might make it.
I got sidetracked on Sunday night when I found my Sheldon at the bottom of my WIP basket. I started him in December of 2009! His body and head were done and one leg. I've knit all of his other pieces and now I need to stuff him and sew him up.
But then last night I got completely distracted because I realized that my stash of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran, that I bought at a stash sale a few years ago and hoped to make an Elizabeth Zimmermann aran sweater with, would make the perfect background for a Mitered Crosses blanket. That got me rummaging through the stash for odd skeins of Noro to use for the crosses. But then I spotted some handspun that was a bit Noro-esque and thought maybe I should use only handspun for the crosses. Flash forward 20 minutes and I was furiously digging through all my handspun, pulling potential yarns for the project. Fast forward another 20 minutes and I was furiously pulling out all my odd little bits of singles still on storage bobbins. Fast forward another 20 minutes and Wes was getting a little annoyed, wondering when I would be done so we could watch Castle.
So now I am all fired up to knit the blanket. And also more excited to knit the EZ aran using a different yarn. The Yorkshire Tweed was a great yarn for it but the color--oatmeal--was just too blah and uninspiring.