well, i had intended to have photos for you of mumsy's finished birthday gift, but the knitting deities would choose tonight to curse me with a single stitch that required ripping out about 3 hours worth of work. i got my stitches back to before the mistake and am casting on another project to give myself a mental break. and i'm posting this tonight instead of tomorrow since the project definitely won't be blocked in time for a post in the morning. the wonderful world of knitting is always a busy one for me, and i seem to go from no major deadlines to several important ones in the space of a few days. it's nice though. i enjoy the busyness (although i could certainly do without the ripping back…).
yesterday heralded the arrival of my tanis fiber arts yarn for the ease pullover kal at wolseley wool. i'm a couple weeks late getting started, so i'll have to knit quickly to play catch up. which could prove a little bit difficult, given that i have undies to make for the 26th and a semi-commission that's finally been sorted out that should technically take priority. my tfa blue label should also be arriving within the next week, which will mark the start of some frantic-ish summer market prep. it's all fine and good though. i work much better with deadlines in place, and preferably a few deadlines at a time. lucky for you all, a lot of projects mean a lot of wip and fo photos too!
this mohair is the yarn i'll be using for the semi-commission (it's for a friend of mum's, so it's not a typical commission). normally i don't do mohair, but she actually bought the yarn back in the summer specifically so i could make her something with it. i'll be working with sylvia bo bilvia's lonely tree shawl pattern. for you punk knitters out there (i know several of you haligonians fit this bill), she just released a hat pattern you'll probably love. check out swoon here.