I don't know whether I'm an overachiever or just hopelessly out of touch with reality. But when it comes to projects, it's a classic case of "my eyes are bigger than my stomach." Or rather "my big ideas are greater than my time and talent."
Regardless, I've got a few things on my needles - both the knitting needles and the sewing machine needles.
First I should probably introduce you to JoAnn. She'll be my stand in for those bloated and bad hair days. You'll probably see a lot of her.
My first project is one that is from Interweave Knits magazine and is called the Bonsai Tunic.
This is what it should look like when it's done.
I have most of the back completed so far, and I'm hoping to finish this by the end of May.
(JoAnn looks like she needs to lose some weight - her butt looks a little big in this sweater.)
I love this little vest because it can be worn with a short or long sleeve shirt underneath it so it should span pretty well across the seasons. It is also my first attempt at charted knitting, so now I'm one step closer to being a "real Knitter." With a capital K. (I did take quite a bit of teasing from Vern for making it in almost the exact same color as the model in the magazine. What can I say? It looks good in that color. . . ).
(Gee, with all the apron/smock talk, you would think that I cook and clean a lot. Not true. I just like to look like I do.)