Projects I’m working on at the moment

As many knitters know, the enthusiasm can overtake what you can actually do at one time, and before you know it, you have piles of projects and not much done on any of them. It is a good thing to have a couple going at one time for when you get frustrated with one of them or stuck, and need a rest on it. Sometimes you can have too many… Here are mine.
1) Shirley’s birthday scarf – no pic in case she inadvertantly sees it before it is finished. She might be scared by it before I block and iron it! I can reveal that it is a 3×2 rib in Noro Kureyon. Woo!2) and 3) The SnB charm bag. I’m making one for me and one for Sarah M. Both are in Noro Iro (can you spot a pattern emerging here in my yarn?). My bag is all knitted up, and I have just started on Sarah M.s version. I have still to get some nice lining and handles for mine, and let Sarah M. pick some for hers. The pattern isn’t that accurate, although it could be my yarn substitution. They wanted a discontinued line in the book, so I went for one of the same guage and weight, and ended up only using a third of what I ordered. That means Sarah M. gets one without farting about for yarn, and I get to use up all the stash, with perhaps a bit left over for a matching purse (maybe felted).
Here is my bag so far. Just looks like a big tube at the mo with a bit of a curl to it, but once it is stitched together and lined and handled, I think it will work rather nicely 🙂
SnB Charm bag.jpg
4) An ad hoc bag for felting. I bought some yarn in the bargain bin when I bought the Noro for Shirley’s scarf, with the help of the lovely lady who owns the shop (Up Country in Holmfirth) because I can’t get any cheap felting yarn in Huddersfield (the woman who owns the only wool shop didn’t know what it was!). I don’t know if it will work yet, and I have no idea how far to knit to account for shrinkage, so I’m just playing it by ear. I’ll add a pic when there is enough to look at of it! Just for my own memory, I cast on 24 stitches on a round 5mm needle, knit 12 inches of garter stitch for the base, then picked up all round the base and knit a few rows in the same colour. I have 5 balls of yarn mostly in red and purple, with one green tweed for contrast, plus threw in a Kureyon ball cos I’ll have some spare. Interesting mix to come, but I just hope I get the ratio correct or can at least use the finished product for something or give it as a gift!
5) Miffy Illusion scarf. Looks ok for a first attempt so far, but I haven’t even finished the first Miffy and I’m bored of it. I’ll probably frog it and use the yarn for the SnB punk rock backpack. It has already been frogged from the SnB Marsupial bag, because it wouldn’t felt 🙁 Lets hope it survives another one…
I also have plenty of projects lined up – the SnB pinup queen jumper, something to use up the rest of Kureyon (perhaps the Boogie bag :D), some two needle mittens, some new knitting and felting books ordered from Amazon… 😀