The original title of this post was Yarn Porn!, but I don't have any pics of it yet. My STR came in YESTERDAY, less than a week after I ordered it. Great service! And I canNOT wait to work with it! Told you I'm a yarn slut. How many pairs of socks can/should one have going at a time?? I only have one pair going right now, that I have worked maybe a half a row a day on in the past week, but that's with cheap KnitPicks yarn. I'm thinking I should really switch to something far more colorful and nice - that would make socks go faster, no? Besides, I'm in tech next week, so I will need something fun to look at. Not that I'm anticipating tech to be anything remotely resembling stressful - especially after Oliver! - but a good SM is always prepared. Ooo...maybe I'll start...okay...I hate having too many projects, but I'm thinking I should start my Pomatomus socks with my Spunky Eclectic Sailing Away this week - definitely Monday at the latest, so I could work on them. I think I am going to use the Green Gables for a hat or scarf for Solvang. I just really love the colors in it and feel they would be hidden if I made them into socks. Definitely something bright and eyecatching! Katie is going to be WARM in Solvang for once this year! This is, of course, assuming I have infinite time to knit, as I do have other projects going. Rogue is taking up most of my knitting time right now. I am thisclose to finishing the body. I have finished the back and am almost done with the front left shoulder. I think I could actually have this one done before Anna closes in the Marian, but I do also have to work on the afghan, I suppose. Sigh. I'm still thinking I need some easy stockinette or ribbed socks in cool colors for tech and performances, but I also feel like I should use up the sock yarn I got from Amy first, before it all starts to pile up on me, and I really want to use that for the scarf and for Pomatomuses, which I think will be too complicated to work on during performances. Hmm...duh...I could work on a scarf easily during performances. I still wouldn't be getting any socks done, though. Will have to consider this further.
ETA: As of about 2:30a this morning, I have a Rogue tank top! Steve was working on finishing up a set model for a design meeting today, so I was able to finish both front shoulders and three-needle them together with the back. It fits a bit closer than I was thinking, but it's not too small by any means. I just didn't do a size that had as much ease in it. Next up is the hood, which I'm trying to talk myself into not working on until tonight, so I can get these Seussical notes typed up.