Spring Break Knitting

 

My kids are on spring break this week. They are disrupting my normal routine which is both a nice change of pace and at the same time a curse as I have so much work to do. With them home it is easier to just lean into the chaos. Not only do I plan to take the kids to some fun places, but I also plan to do some creative stuff myself. 

First on my list are my Awesome Socks knit in Kirbywirby's On the Prairie colorway. I am using an (as of yet) unpublished sock pattern of a friend. These have been on the needles for nearly a year or so. It is time to get them off the needles and I am SOOOO close. 

I also am excited to work on my second Suburban Prairie Sock knit in One Twisted Tree's Girls' Night Out (not available in the shop, but was included as part of the recent kit). I usually knit my socks parallel but the excitement of this new pattern in our recent Suburban Prairie kit was too much to handle. I had to see how the finished sock would look. 

I am hoping to finish spinning my Cormo singles this week. I have a 4oz. bump of Cormo in dark chocolate brown that I am going to ply together with a 4oz. bump of Cormo in a milk chocolate brown. I have been working on this for a while and have enjoyed every minute of it. It is this fiber that makes me think that I really could spin for a sweater... and someday soon. 

Lastly, I have been playing around with the idea of sewing a dress to wear to my cousin's wedding at the beginning of April. This weekend I decided that if I was going to do it, I would have the best chance if I started this week. Enabled by Fluffy Fibers and Voolenvine, I was completely sold on the Anna Dress from By Hand London. I have a feeling that there may be many of these dresses in my future as I already bought some additional fabric in Doctor Who cybermen and cool modern Herringbone print from Joel Dewberry. I cut out my muslin this weekend and have decided to try using a 1/2 circle skirt (fingers crossed). 

Do I really plan on getting all of this done while the kids are home? No. Not at all, but I can take opportunities this week to take a few minutes here and there that I don't usually allow myself during a normal work week.