It feels good to be knitting regularly again. It feels good to have babies who nap so that I can knit more than one row at a go. Funny how it can take finishing just one hat to get you back on your way to a knitting obsession.
I'm still plugging away at the Diminishing Rib Cardigan. Using Jo Sharp Aran Tweed in Jewel. It took me a while to get used to knitting with it. It's rather uneven, which isn't unusual for a tweed, but it's so soft that it doesn't bother me much. The finished hand is gorgeous. I really can't wait to finish this sweater. I want to wear it this winter, if not this Christmas.
I wasn't sure how it was going to fit and I couldn't tell because it was all bunched up on a 24" circular needle. I could see the sweater all stretched out as I transferred from the 24" needles to the 36" needle and was delighted to discover that it fits very nicely. At least so far. Hopefully it will stay that way.
I also found time to whip up a toddler hat. It's so satisfying to cast on and finish something in one weekend with some leftover yarn just hanging around (It was Lorna's Laces in Shepherd's Bulky dyed color was Bittersweet). It was originally meant for a little baby, but I made it a bit too big so it's going to have to be for a toddler. I think I have one or two in mind. This was the baby flap cap, which was a sweet, easy thing to knit.