Why yes, I AM ignoring Project Spectrum here on the blog. See… I really, REALLY like my blue project, but it got relegated to travel knitting status, and I’m slogging along in the “knit 17 inches” part.
And this month is pink, which I find entertaining, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that’s when I think pink… then and in May, when Pampered Chef does its Help Whip Cancer campaign.
Thanks to solidarity, I already have a pink project nearing completion. I’m using Knitpicks Gloss in Guava. When Kathy decided to knit Ubiquitous Kate for her daughter’s bridal shower gift, she spawned a mini-KAL. I agreed to knit along in support, and gMarie had been looking at those “Kate Knockoff” patterns too, so she and the basically blogless Susan joined in. Of course, I’m bringing up the rear, but I should finish this month, with ease.
Which means I’m pondering pink projects. You might recall I got as far as starting the sleeves for the Tea Party Cardi. Unfortunately, it can’t even be casual, sloppy big on me at this point, and I know that I won’t wear it even if I frog it and start over. So. Those of you who love to search patterns on Ravelry… What does 1120 yards of worsted Spud & Chloe Sweater want to be? I’m thinking Lilas, a la gMarie’s green version, but mine wants short sleeves.
Speaking of Dog House Yarns… The information on their first spinning retreat is up! Even if you’re just curious about spinning, come join us. The program is fabulous, and I have an inkling that there will be much laughter amid the learning and sharing. There will definitely be an abundance of good food too.