Been busy on the knitting front, though with little to show for it.
I signed up for a couple of mystery stole projects, and skipped the first one (SOTSiii) entirely because it started at a bad time for me. Then, actually started the second (MS4) but gave up near the end of the first clue because I wasn't enjoying it. There was nothing wrong with the pattern, I just don't like extreme knitting! And trying to get a lace/bead project in invisible yarn (okay, not quite invisible, but very very small) done during naps and such was what I call extreme knitting. It was starting to stress me out a bit, so I stopped. I've kept it as is, and am still collecting the clues, incase I ever want to pick it back up again. I hold to my pledge to never frog in anger, (or despair!)
I've also been plugging away at Juno and I think I'm nearing the 3/4 of the easy knitting mark. I pull it out when I only need to keep 3 or 4 braincells on my knitting at any one time. (A dishcloth I'm knitting continental style to try and get my hands used to that technique is what I knit when I've only got 1 braincell to spare.)
I've also finally started baby sweater I'd planned for my soon-to-be neice. This is the EZ February Sweater so far:
Its a nice pattern, but it didn't tell me to start the buttons at the neck (which I should have done) so I'm going to do button hole loops later, and I couldn't for the life of me get the sleeves to work in my head the way the pattern says to do them, so I just finished the body first, then continued the sleeves as I would have done for any other seamless raglan.
Its also taking much more yarn than I anticipated, but I didn't swatch, so guess that's my fault! Luckily, I bought enough for the baby sweater AND a hat for me, so I'll have enough even with the gross miscalculation.
A quick and dirty project to keep me otherwise entertained is a tie for Alex to wear the my BIL's wedding in 7 days. I realized a few days ago that I don't have anything "weddingish" to dress him in, so I'm going to let him run around in a collared shirt, some slacks, and a knit tie. I'm hoping the cute factor will distract from the fact that the tie is much too dark for the shirt...
So, no FOs yet, but I'm chugging along on a lot of things. I really like having mulitple projects on the go!