I think I might have a bit of knitting ADD lately. I can't seem to stop casting on new projects. I have no less than 3 projects sitting on needles right now that barely have more than 2-3 rows. So not like me! I think I'm just getting anxious to use of some of this beautiful yarn in my stash, and I have so many ideas!
I did manage to stop casting on new projects long enough to finish Finn's sweater. I really like how it turned out once I added an extra 2 inches to the sleeves. I'm surprised that this is the size 4-6 version though, because I don't think it will fit him past this winter. He's not an overly large kid either. I think if I had to make it over again, I would add 2 inches to the length and 2.5-3 inches to the sleeves to make it last longer. The soft cotton yarn is really yummy though, and I hope he'll get lots of use out of it this winter.
The car buttons were totally added for Finn's benefit. He's less than thrilled to wear any sweater that doesn't involve vehicles somehow. I actually fudged the collar a bit since I only had 3 car buttons left, but the pattern for this size called for 4 buttons. I think it worked out just fine.
I won't bore you with all the many projects that I cast on this week, but I did want to share these socks. I'm braving the world of adult socks again with this Ty-Dy Socks superwash wool yarn. The ribbed socks seem to be going better for me so I stuck with a ribbed pattern for these.
My dear husband gifted me with a spinning wheel lesson for Mother's Day which seemed like a good fit since the spinning wheel he gifted me for Christmas has been sitting in the corner of our bedroom since then. With my background in felting and, of course, knitting, learning to spin seemed like a natural progression, and as I hoped, spinning came fairly naturally to my fingers. Oh, don't get me wrong...there are plenty of improvements to be made, but just taking the first lesson, I'm sure I can practice through some of my flaws.
My husband always comments on my "intense forehead" when I'm concentrating on something, now I see what he means.
A little bit of over-spinning, but I'm kind of pleased with my first spinning effort. :)