Sunday, May 09, 2010

Plans for the future

At the beginning of the year, or maybe in the middle of the flurry of activity at the Knitting Olympics, I had the notion to knit a biggish thing per month. Now that my 2 big long-time unfinished projects are out of the way, or almost (!), I'm thinking of what to do next, and can't quite commit to a large project.

So. I have joined a group on Ravelry to make swatches of cable patterns. I think I will try for one square a week, and heaven knows I have enough inspiration around the house. Plain old stitch dictionaries, Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting, decades of VK back issues... That should keep me busy, actually.

I also have the unfinished socks, and the multitude of blankets in progress! I won't start anything big for a while, I think. My mom's birthday is in July and she will need a pair of socks, but I am not making teacher dishrags or anything like that! I shall try to be carefree yet productive. Does that sound possible?

And now for something completely different! It is Britain's Got Talent time again! So far this year there are three women singers, ranging in age from 10 to 80, and they are all excellent; a man who can sing but apparently doesn't have great stage presence; some world-class gymnasts; and a dog.

Stay tuned -- there are still several weeks of auditions to go, so maybe Chandi will be eclipsed, but right now, I'd say she was the front-runner in my books.