I've been sneaking a few moments to work on my latest project today, whilst my little boy plays with his duplo. It's a lovely slouchy cabled beret called Gretel (lots of other fantastic patterns for sale and free patterns that I have my eye on too!).
I'm knitting it in Noro Cash Iroha in a sort of bluey grey shade, which is so pretty. It's my first time knitting cables in the round, but it's actually a lot more straightforward than I anticipated (though it remains to be seen how straightforward I find knitting cables in the round whilst chatting when I go to my first knit night this week!). My main headache was figuring out how to do the tubular cast on method, but luckily there is a video tutorial provided on the website. I watched it once through, then picked up my needles and joined in, and it turned out to be really easy!
Not much left to do now, and I've already got a waiting list of knitting projects thanks to ravelry. I joined a few weeks ago, and although I haven't explored the site that much yet, I have a steadily growing list of projects that I have my eye on. Such a fantastic resource! It's great to read people's notes on their adaptations, difficulties, yarn choices, etc. I've also been looking at yarndex quite a lot as I never seem to be able to find (or sometimes afford!) the suggested yarns for different projects, so it's great to be able to search for substitutes by gauge.
I seem to be embarking on a bit of a knitting phase at the moment as I've been feeling a little under the weather, and curling up with my knitting on the sofa has been a lot more tempting that sitting at the dining table with my sewing machine over the weekend. My sewing machine is at the ready, though, sitting in its box looking most decorative near the plastic boxes of duplo in my living room!