Water-logged WIP Wednesday

Mr. H and I were soaked (despite wearing raincoats and wellies) on the way home from school so we decided to forego our outing for today in the hopes that we'll have better weather next week during half term. I'm not sure how thrilled he was with the idea of seeing Kensington Palace anyway, although the promise of a trip to the pirate-ship playground next door in Kensington Gardens seemed to be working.

I'm thinking half-term might be a good time for Mr. H and I to visit the Thames Flood Barrier and learn how it works.

I'm thinking half-term might be a good time for Mr. H and I to visit the Thames Flood Barrier and learn how it works.

In any event, the torrential downpour this afternoon is the perfect excuse to catch you up on what I've been working on.

10 squares down, 43 more to go!

10 squares down, 43 more to go!

Of course you all know about the crochet squares in SweetGeorgia's gorgeous semi-solid colourways that I've been making into Bear's Rainbow Blanket in preparation for Unravel. It's knit night tonight so I'm hoping to chug through this pile some more.

I have exactly 49.5g left of a 100g skein to knit the other mitten. It's going to be close...

I have exactly 49.5g left of a 100g skein to knit the other mitten. It's going to be close...

More "work knitting" includes the commission I have for a pair of simple, fingerless mittens. A fellow in Jordan's office admired his and asked if I'd be willing to make a pair for him. We've happily agreed to barter. He's getting mittens and as he's a graphic designer, I'm getting a professionally-designed flyer for this year's Great London Yarn Crawl. Hooray! The pattern is Ysolda's Garter Stitch Mitts, knit in Spud & Chloe Sweater.

No lace charts. Just 9 pages of line-by-line instructions. Just the way I like it!

No lace charts. Just 9 pages of line-by-line instructions. Just the way I like it!

And then of course there's my "Olympic Knitting". This year I've joined Team Canada to try and stay motivated with the knitting and the various groups and activities going on on Ravelry. I've generally tended to do this sort of event-based knitting on my own but I think that this time around, being away from Canada, it's important to me to feel more connected. I don't agree with the politics of this winter games' host country or how scary it must be for some athletes to not be able to be themselves at these games. Rather than boycott though, I'm knitting to show as much support for our Canadian athletes as I can. In their honour, I'm knitting the Maple Leaf Knit Shawl in some Canadian Fiddlesticks Knitting lace-weight yarn from deep in my stash, held double to get closer to gauge.

What have you been working on lately?