Michaela posted the other day about having a Work In Progress Week where she is going to tackle her many different projects over the half term break.
This made me think about my WIP or NLIP (no longer in process) knitting projects and I worked out that I had 3 first socks on the needles
Filey, Broad Ripple and a newly cast on Monkey,
Embossed Leaves and Autumn Leaves - one part knitted and one frogged because it got all tangled (and I had only done the ribbing so it was easier to start again)
and four odd socks that have been in the sock basket and in daily wear for the last couple of years (we don't mind odd socks in this family). A plain DK sock, a circle sock, a 9-5 and a plain 4ply. When I thought about knitting their partners I realised I was actually feeling quite enthusiastic about it! So much time has passed since I knit the first sock that knitting a second will almost be like tackling a whole new project - the yarn will feel new and interesting and so will the pattern.
So what I should be doing this half term is casting on those second socks and tackling a bit of each project each day rather than pushing ahead with the two newest socks - but I bet you can guess what I'd rather do.
And at the same time I am steadily unravelling this scarf..............
I always loved the wool (a prize from Moogsmum in Michaela's diet raffle a few years ago) but never really liked the finished scarf partly because of the way the colours pooled (although I didn't know that was what it was called at the time) but mostly because of the mistake in the middle and the fact that it didn't "wear" nicely - I prefer longer triangles like hitchhiker or baktus where you can wrap them round your neck.
I think the colours will look much better in a pair of socks, don't you?
P.S I meant to show you my Valentine's messages from Mr Locket because I wanted to keep a record of them as they made me laugh!
Mr Locket clearly knows a bit about recycling too.
And this was the parting message at the very back of the card............