Progress Report

Progress that is slow and steady is still progress, and with what seems like the ongoing insanity of everything happening at once around here, I've decided I'll take what I can get!

The research portion of the sooper-sekrit (TM) project that Rachel and I have been working on is more or less complete and we've initiated Phase 1. We'll be ready to stop hinting at you in early May and reveal all, so not too much longer to wait my poppets!

But since I like to say POIDH (Pics Or It Didn't Happen!) here's some photographic evidence of what else I've been up to:

French knots. Which I hate almost as much as I hate intarsia.

French knots. Which I hate almost as much as I hate intarsia.

Progress #1: I've done the embroidery on the little guy's dino sweater and sewn up the shoulders. I've decided to take a few people's advice on this one and seam up the sides as well then pick up around the armholes and then knit down the sleeves in the round. I think this will be much easier, and for me, faster!

 Kate Atherley's Training Sock and the crochet motif for Bear's Rainbow Blanket from Purl Soho.

 Kate Atherley's Training Sock and the crochet motif for Bear's Rainbow Blanket from Purl Soho.

Progress #2: Rachel and Catherine aren't the only ones who've been knitting mini socks! But I've also been crocheting with the leftovers as well. It's nice to be doing some crochet again since it's not something I do very often but I'm really enjoying it. And I'm not trying to be coy by not telling you what the mini socks and crochet squares are for, I'm just not ready to tell you all yet! Soon, though.

 This neutral shawl is going to be a perfect summer accessory!

 This neutral shawl is going to be a perfect summer accessory!

Progress #3: Since I've been having so much fun with the crochet I decided it was time to bring my pretty Pax out of timeout where it's been languishing. A quick consultation with Lara and Jen has revealed that I don't have to rip back to my mistake as I thought and that I can make a minor adjustment to carry on with the pattern as is. Phew!

Vodka Lemonade - a long, tall glass of sunshine!

Vodka Lemonade - a long, tall glass of sunshine!

Progress #4: The cold and grey of London in March finally got to me and in an effort to hurry spring along I've started a new project - Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman - with some newly acquired, scrumptious SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in Lemon Curd. Let's hope knitting it brings the sunshine!

It would be really nice to be able to close this sweater when I'm wearing it.

It would be really nice to be able to close this sweater when I'm wearing it.

Progress #5: Not so much progress as the decision to make some progress... I think it's time to finally get the button band done on my Central Park Hoodie sweater from last year. There's a new button band class on Craftsy with Anne Hanson that just might be the motivation I need to get this project finished.

What kind of progress are you making on your projects?