First off, I’m pleased to announce that my Stupid Streak seems to have ended.
(JoJo cannot stay out of my photos. Whenever I lay my knitting on the ground, she immediately poses with it.)
I am making steady (although still sloggishly slow) progress on my Pressed Flowers cardigan. As you can see in JoJo’s photo there, I’ve just got the last little bit of the upper front to do, and the body will be complete. Once I hit that milestone, though, I think I’m going to take a little break.
I need a change of pace.
(Which is shorthand for . . . something-else-caught-my-eye.)
Because nothing says “Knitting in December” to me . . . quite like a totally futzy, fiddly little something.
How about you? What are you up to, making-wise, this week?
I think Jo-Jo is just helping you out by providing the perfect progress model… as in its almost Jo-Jo sized! 🙂
And I love Elfje!! You are right, that will be the perfect December knitting!
I like JoJo’s respectful presence in your knitting photos! It’s like she’s saying, “I approve of this lovely Pressed Flowers and I’m not a stupid cat that would sit right in the middle of it.” Those look like good colors for fiddly holiday knitting!
Hi JoJo! The sweater looks really nice! Have fun with the fiddly- I’d run for my life! 😉 Super cute though.
Elfje is adorable…but better you than me – hahaha. Love the colors you’ve chosen. And, pressed flowers looks great, but I certainly understand needing a break from that!
Taking a break from the sweater to knit something that adorable seems like a great solstice idea! Also, I adore that garden flag with the peace sign. And JoJo!
After finding a sweater last week, I have found my knitting fingers all fumbles this week. I think I need a simple hat as a pallet cleanser. That little elf is wonderful
Pallet cleanser sounds good to me, but more needful is a bit more concentration from my wondering mind. Love all the ‘little’ projects I am seeing on blogs and so want to try to knit some.
Your sweater looks great! Looking forward to seeing your progress weekly.
Enjoy the Season!
Jo-Jo looks like she is helping to show off your lovely sweater! Have fun working on your Elfje!
Elfje is so cute! I’ve made a few of their designs over the years.
I’m taking a break from my sweater knitting also. I’m making a couple of mini teddy bears, from Julie Williams at Little Cotton Rabbits, for the two sweet girls I watch.
(Coincidentally I’m using leftover wool from a Barett Wool kit I got a few years ago:
Everybody needs an elf in their life.
I can’t wait to see how this one comes along. It is adorable in the photos.
Aw, I love JoJo’s photo bombs — she knows that the camera loves her!
Sweaters are big projects, and I think everyone can use a fun little break in the middle of making them.
That sweater will be amazing.
OHMYGOD, that skinny little elf!! How cute is that? I am staying the course with my cardigan for the kids, but don’t be thinkin’ that I’m not thinkin’ about what comes next (besides my temperature blanket)! Haha. Jojo is an ADORABLE addition to your knitting photos. I love it.
JoJo knows great knitting when she sees it. She is a loyal companion cheering you on. “See what Kym knit. Isn’t she talented?” I love the colors of the fiddly little something you are planning to cast on. I say ride the wave of inspiration.
I’m working on finishing a sweater but am running out of yarn. My first job tomorrow is to call the store to see if there’s a skein to be sent in the right dye lot. So frustrating, this shouldn’t be happening. I thought I was safe to not get an extra, because the next size up from the one I’m making calls for the same number of skeins. Alas. I’m not sure, after that, if someone is getting a hat, or if I’m going to make those knitted stars of Christmas lights I bought supplies for last year. In other forms of making, I just finished a piece of writing for a local paper, and have been totally distracted by a photo book I want to get done. Jo Jo knows how adorable she is, I think. Good for her!
laughing out loud at that project … so beautifully photographed as three balls of yarn with some sparkly decor! knitting has not been the thing to distract me lately, but the books, oh yeah – all the best of lists are so tempting!
That is one delightful wee project. I can see why you changed pace!