I have a few things on the go that were last year’s Year of Projects pieces I didn’t get finished or were other works in progress. I’m slowly trying to get those finished up and I worked on two of them this week.
I am in the home stretch on my Sonoran Shawl project. This is a VERY generous wrap, knit with 4 different sock yarns. It’s a pretty straightforward project but it’s also just a lot of yardage to work through. The pattern has 29 sections and I have just started section 26. I’ve got one garter-stripe section to finish, then one lace section and a final garter-stripe/garter stitch end section. (And you get a scrunched up photo today since we still have some icy snow left outside and it’s too big to lay out indoors.) I’m at the point I’d like to get the knitting done in the next week, and then weave in ends and block so it’s finished around February 1st.
I’ve also made some further progress on my Oregon cardigan. Pattern and yarns are from Alice Starmore/Virtual Yarns. I decided I wanted to get the front steek cut open and the bands knit on to make sure everything fit correctly before I moved on to the second sleeve. So those tasks are done and it fits fine, albeit slightly boxy and jacket-like, so I also cut the second sleeve steek and picked up stitches for sleeve #2.
My deadline for finishing this is March 31st, so I think I’m in okay shape to do that, despite having two other fairly large projects to cast on in the next couple of weeks. I’ve budgeted 4 rounds a day to stay on task and on target for this one, and I think I can make that happen. If I get particularly motivated and I get some quiet undisturbed weekend knitting time, I may try to get a bit further ahead, but if not, I still feel like I can have this one done before the end of Q1 this year.