I've not done a great deal of knitting this year at all really. A lot of things went on hold while I was packing and moving house, plus for a while I couldn't actually find anything! Actually, I still have trouble finding things. The craft room is full of boxes.
I went to Stitch & Bitch on Thursday and while I found a project in progress to work on – Top down raglan by Cosmicpluto Knits! in Blackforest Naturwolle #73 Magma with a seed stitch border – I was very nearly out of yarn. I found another skein but couldn't find my umbrella swift. I did find my ball winder but not the clamp that fixes it to a table edge so I had to wind a ball with a skein around a back of a chair while balancing the ball winder on my knee. As you can imagine, it wasn't that successful and I had to stop and rewind the ball halfway through. The ball isn't the tidiest wound but it's ok.
I got a bit bored knitting though. It's something that often happens while knitting something top down. I love the practice – and 95% of my garments are knit this way – but I do get bored halfway through. Jeni finished her February Lady Sweater, also a top down raglan, a few days earlier, and I fell in love in with it when I saw it. I'm now desperate to knit one. Maybe I can force myself to knit some of the seed stitch one in reward for knitting some of the FLS? I think that may be an old ChicKnits trick.
Before I forget, there's a new KnitCast on the way. It's all done, I just need to upload it which will involve plenty of swearing since me and RSS don't get on. But it'll happen sometime over the weekend.