I think I mentioned before that I am trying to use up all my bulky yarns. I have a queue full of patterns and my plan is to knit through all my thicker yarns this year, and then not let myself stash anymore. I have way to much yarn as it is, and these bulky ones take up so much room.
I thought I would be flying through these projects, but no, not really. Even using honking needles I'm just a slow knitter these days. But, I am trying something new. I've been wanting to knit the Drops Jacket for a while, but when I saw this one on Ravelry it became stuck in my head that not only would I make the jacket but it would be top down, too. I bought Knitting From the Top, by Barbara Walker, and am making my way.
My version won't be as flared, and I'm nervous it will be too big, and I'm really wishing I'd made the collar bigger and floppier, (see these gorgeous examples) but I guess if I hate it I can always rip and try again. I mean even as slow as I am, it really doesn't take long to make progress with Big Wool.
And in a couple more weeks I should be done with packing for a while and able to spend some time relaxing and knitting while visiting with my parents for a bit before the whole cross-country move and the unpacking begins.
These are just some cute camping pictures for the grandparents. Just so everyone knows, I was no where nearby while my husband let my baby pose with a hatchet!
And here is goober boy, who knew sticks and dirt could be so good :-p