Ugh, seems like all the larger projects I’m working on right now are going nowhere fast.  The fair isle yoke is at the slow and tedious point of just needing the currogated rib cuffs knit, now that the neckline has been ripped for what seems like the twenty fifth time and is at long last big enough to get over my fat head.  The York not-so-cardi has a back and one sleeve but all the spit splicing to get the colour changes to match up are making the second sleeve slow work.  Knit two rows, find next colour from among the nine or so partial balls of SG, join the yarn, knit two rows….  I suppose I can’t really complain about this too much as it’s my own neurosis over matchymatchyness that got me into this mess in the first place.

 Anyway, I needed to feel like something was getting finished so I’ve been knitting some smaller things to keep the FO love going.  Monkey got a Zeebee hat to match his coat and last years mitts (which also may need replacing) which knit up in an evening.  It’s such a great knit and I’m intending to make a few more with odds and ends as they’ll make good charity projects.  Since this photo was taken I’ve picked up and knit on some ear flaps and i-cord ties so it covers his ears a little better.  It took just over half a skein of nature Wool Bulky so there’s probably enough left for a neckwarmer too.  markus's zeebee

Monkey now has some new washup cloths too, three balls of discloth cotton he pulled apart at LK are now a sailboat cloth, an apple cloth and a moose cloth for bathtime.  I have  a few more balls of kitchen cotton that have been languishing in the stash for a while (cough cough, years) so I may knit those up for him too.