project is in my hands this week. To be truthful it is actually a project I started in April and had planned to knit on our car trip east. The socks have been sitting neglected in a project bag in the corner. I picked them back up when I finished the purple pair of socks (which was right after the purple shawl). These have quite a bit of purple in them too, but I think it may be balanced out by the green and yellow. Apparently I have been on a purple yarn jag. The pattern is The Crazy Monkeys, and I am using Yarn Love Scarlett O'Hara in the Affection colorway. It is an easy pattern to memorize, and I am almost to the heel. I am trying a little trick my friend taught me of breaking the knitting into workable segments. My goal is to knit three repeats each day. This means I will have them finished by next week (I am an eternally optimistic knitter, although some may say delusional).
The other projects I mentioned last week are caught up. The Mystery Shawl is progressing nicely(the red shawl from last week). I updated my project page with a current photo. I have finished clue #3 and am waiting for the next one to be posted this Friday. It is a really fast knit. This may be because I am eager to see how the lace develops with each clue. The granny square sampler project is also up to date. I will work on the current clue today or tomorrow. I am starting to become fairly quick with the squares now, which is very exciting.
For my reading, I finished Stolen
this weekend. Despite my initial hesitation with the book, I decided to just read it. I am glad I did. It was a compelling read. As I read, I worried that it would turn into some type of love story. The author did not do this and addressed many of my concerns in the end discussing Stockholm Syndrome and the kidnapping. I am still listening to Death Comes to Pemberley and have started The Butterfly Cabinet. I have not gotten far enough in either to give an honest opinion.
So, all you Yarn-Alongers, do you ever find yourself knitting certain colors in a series or maybe certain pattern types? Do tell.