By now you probably already know that I have a somewhat concerning case of distracted knitting. Here's how my brain works: There's always one project on the go that I consider challenging and gets worked on in the evenings while listening to music or watching a show or in complete silence (the degree of challenge determines the surrounding). Another project is constantly carried about in my purse and must be a knit that is easy and mindless and can be pulled out and worked on while waiting in line (Have you ever noticed how impatient non-knitters in the ServiceOntario line are? Seriously people, bring some knitting!) or during church (it helps me concentrate better) or visiting with friends (That's the wonderful thing about knitting – it can be taken anywhere and worked on anywhere and what'd'ya know? a whole sock is cranked out in one mom's night out while simultaneously discussing the phenomenon that is teenagers, how they went from newborn to teenager in just two days, and who's partner has the most annoying habits). And then there are "the others". What can I say? Sometimes I just get distracted by all the pretty things on Ravelry and cast on more projects than I can possibly knit at the same time and have even been known to shove two projects in my purse at once, you know, in case I finish one while waiting the half hour at banjo lessons and need to work on the second. I tell you, there should be a medical term for it.
Anyhow, here I give you the I Actually Finished These Projects of March 2015:
I call this one Ninja Leopard Delusion. Kim (of Indigodragonfly) brilliantly a. came up with this design, and b. charted it all out. The pattern is Optical Delusion: Conflagration and is only accessible to her club for now but will become available to the public in August. The yarn colourway (7-13 cm lengths) in combination with more short rows than you've ever done in your life form the flame-like shapes. The colour I used here, in case you're wondering, is Ninja Leopard Interpretive Dance. This one was such a fun knit!
Next up: Meteori – a super soft shawl made in Mohawl Wool. The pattern was interesting enough to make things fun but the repeats were easily memorized, making this a perfect project for car knitting or supervising homeschool work (because knitting is needed in those instances as well, of course).
I call these The Chicken Socks. The yarn is Blue Moon's Socks That Rock in the colourway Free Range Chicken and yes, I did buy the yarn because of the name. It pooled in nice colourful stripes for me and I'm pleased.
(Here Matilda's thinking 'I'm so outta here'. I think she figured out there were no treats in this photo shoot for her.)
And for no reason at all except that I saw it and had to knit it:
A tiny chicken knit out of scrap sock yarns. For perspective – these are regular sized chicken eggs.
Of course, now that these are all done I have five project bags waiting to be filled with new yarn. Oh, the possibilities!
P.S. All project notes can be found here