The news today on the vest front is all good. I've knit the fronts to the shoulders, I've sorted out the dropped stitch on the back and now there a just a handful of rows before I work the shoulder shaping and do the 3-needle bindoffs. Once that's all done there are armhole bands and neck bands to work. Now that things are back on the rails with this project I'm feeling a lot more motivated. My plan is to finish this vest in time for a Friday post. And based on the weather forecast for this week maybe I can even wear it on Friday.
In contrast the news on the sock front is all bad. The colourwork cuff is too tight and too inflexible for my foot. My coworker is much more petite, so the cuff fits her alright but the rest of the sock is just plain huge. To make it work for me I'd need to reknit the cuff on larger needles. To make it work for her, I'd need to rip all the way back to the cuff and then add leg shaping to drastically reduce the number of stitches from the cuff on down. And shorten the foot by about an inch too. Both options pretty much mean starting over and I'm just not feeling motivated. I don't think I like the pattern enough to make the effort. Instead I think I'll put this single sock in a time out and move on.
Sometimes a change is as good as a rest, and with that in mind I think I'll cast on some fingerless gloves for my transit knitting today. I have a couple of balls of Debbie Bliss cashmerino waiting for just that purpose. Besides, the vest is too much to cart around so a new small project is in order, isn't it? That's what I'll be doing over the next couple of days. To see what a crowd of other clever crafters are up to check out the links at Tami's Amis.