I can see the light. It's getting so close I can nearly walk thru it. I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about, the light at the end of the tunnel telling you that you are almost done with a difficult or long project. In my particular case I'm nearly done with a 'slightly modified" version of a Gansey sweater from Beth Brown-Reinsel's book Knitting Gansey's. I made a few changes from her original designs to fit my bizzare tastes. But as I can tell that's what making a Gansey is all about, making one different from the last one you made. The kids and wife have already gotten in line for any future ones I crank out as well. Though I hope to do the next one in something more traditional than Lion Brand. I was thinking something more like Poppletons, but please comment if you know anything better to do a traditional "Seamans Iron" Gansey in.
I'm also rather pumped up that the stockpile of Tivoli Celtic has come in for me to work on the next big project, a self designed Aran sweater. This sweater is actually coming in 4 sepereate designs. One for myself and a smaller and slighly modified version for my toddler son, So I am decreasing the cable and centerpeice designs to fit him. Also my wife is getting one, but with a few more feminine changes from what we are referring to as the "boy's sweaters", and also a smaller version of this one for my daughter. I can hear the Size 8 needles cackling with laughter as I contemplate this. Or is that the online broker of Tivoli Celtic Aran?
I still think I need a few sheep in the backyard. Unfortunately I dont think my neighborhood council will buy that they are just "furry watchdogs".
And if you have made it this far, a question for you. For those of you who knit on the go, from place to place, what are you using for a good "Men's" knitting bag. Everyone I see on the market seems to be made to look like a efemminate purse. Lately I have been using an old gym bag. Great to fit a sweater in, but notions and needles are proving to be a problem. Any ideas on what I could change to?