The first Majestic sock is done...it is just beautiful. I'm quite pleased with it, and I'm enjoying knitting the second one as well. I've made quite a bit of headway on various projects this week,which at least makes me feel that something was accomplished. Plus, we went bowling on Friday, and I broke 100, so if that isn't an accomplishment I don't know what is.
I've also been going through all the piles of magazines and winnowing out...tearing out patterns when appropriate, but mostly tossing. I've also been developing quite a list of things I want to knit, which of course leads to serious startitis. I almost cast on for Alice Starmore's Elizabeth I yesterday (from Tudor Roses) and for Kathy Zimmerman's Dickinson Pullover but thought, quite wisely, that the five projects I had on the needles were plenty. But I ended up with a nice list of things I'd like to knit, along with where the pattern could be found and what yarn I'd use.
I know, I know, i can do that automatically on Ravelry, but I wont.
I'm trying to decide whether to invest in the IK DVDs that are out now. I think I have the actual magazines from 2004 on, and they take up a lot of space. I only want the patterns...I'm not that interested in holding on to the technique articles or the profiles of knit designers, so the pattern DVDs would be fine for me...but at $25 a pop for a year I wonder if it is really worth it. Maybe they'll go on sale some day. We'll see. Your thoughts?