Apparently this heat has made me nuts. It wasn't enough that I'm working on the final draft of my first salable sock pattern, knitting a pullover, knitting arm warmers, have at least three blankets in hibernation, and a crochet shawl I'm working on for a friend. No. I join a knit-along for my favorite TV show and knit a practice one before casting on the real thing. AND have at least two more pullover pattern ideas simmering in my noggin plus a blanket I'm dying to try and create. Don't ask me how many cute things I have waiting in my Ravelry Q.
The Gray Slinky is coming right along though. I have gotten past the ribbing on the second sleeve and am now into its stockinette section (I went for the long sleeved option, as I cannot abide sweaters with short sleeves. What's the point if they don't keep your arms warm? Nothing worse than having an overheated torso and chilly arms.)
I am well into the fifth body chart repeat on the Vlad scarf/shawlette. I'm trying to slow down on it so I can keep at the same pace as my other True Blood knitting sisters. Unless I want to go for a third one, which even by my standards is a little excessive. The thing is though once you really "get" that pattern, it's a fun and quick little knit, and good for stockpiling gifts and using up stash.
I have not touched the crochet Dragonfly Shawl. Now that I understand how its pattern works, I am less obsessed with actually working on it. In fact, I may unravel it and try it again at a later date in the pattern's recommended crochet cotton, since my friend Iggy was nice enough to buy me enough for the whole project. It actually sounds like a good project for the car trip in August, since I know from experience it will be hot, and there's nothing worse than 14 hours in a hot car with a large pile of wool in your lap. Cotton will be better.
I do not have any additional progress photos since last week. Sorry about that. I know these knitting posts are pretty dry without them. It was either take photos and post this tomorrow, or post it now sans pictures. Since I like keeping to schedules, here we are. :D