No project pics - there has been production and activity, just nothing that I've gotten the camera out for. I'm working on my own stuff exclusively for a change. No client work but that will change soon enough.
I'm taking this time to work on projects that are on the UFO list. I'm feeling stressed by the volume, and that is not good. This week Marina sent me an email, starting with the comment Face it, Marji, you've got too much on your plate! and you know, it was like getting hit between the eyes with a sledgehammer. She is so right! (you are right Marina, sorry about quoting you without telling you first...but you've hit it dead on).
This has led me to make a decision that I know is the right thing. I'm going to delay my Dale. I've got 2 scarf/stole projects on the needles that are gifts, one will be finished tonight, the other I need to have finished by Jan 29.
I'm still knitting back up the first sleeve on Liz, and I have a hat to knit for ds Mark and another to knit for ds Daniel. (dh isn't going to get his hat this winter to go with his foul weather gear - it can Wait). Then I'd like to finish up the Drops cardi in that awesome BlueSky alpaca silk , and I'd like to get the yoke on the red cotton cardi. As much as I'd like to start a Dale of Norway sweater, I just think it would be plain stupid right now. Not to mention the fact that I'd need to buy yarn to go with the Dale Tiur I already have to do any of the patterns I have up for consideration. So, I'm still considering, but I'm going to be a voyeur in the Dale KAL, instead of an active participant.
I did pick up the new Vogue knitting. (late to the party again) At first glance the Only design I found interesting enough to want to do was the New York noir cardigan jacket. Has anyone else seen anything in there that I'm just not getting that is fabulous?
The new Burda collection is out too. I'm really liking this jacket. Meanwhile, I'm still working on my version of this jacket by Marc Jacobs. (yellow lines are drawn on picture by me).
I'm also working on the next pair of pants. I wore the black pair yesterday that I made just before going to Boston in November - they are too big !Yes!. I'll need to take them in before we go to Chicago in Feb.
I need to catch up on blog reading and commenting too. take care my friends. Stay warm.