Times have been busy at work and I've had a lot of travelling to do, so I decided to make the Pepita pattern by Martina Behm, a romper suit I've worked on for my friend Laurel's baby my travelling project. You know, easy to follow instructions, lots of stockinette in the round, so the perfect project 'on the go' one should think. And guess what? I haven't got much knitting done in all those hours travelling, because plain stockinette is sooo boring and makes me sooo sleepy... Well, it's good that wee Octavius isn't due before mid of October, lol.
Don't get this wrong: It's a wonderful pattern for babies and I'm sure it'll look great finished. The instructions are clear and well written - it's just that stockinette and I aren't the closest friends. I always wonder when people tell me they knit 'vanilla' socks to relax... for me it's hard work. I'm much quicker and a lot more motivated to continue knitting when there's a stitch pattern to follow, no matter how easy it is.
Well, to avoid that I fall asleep on the sofa as well as soon as I pick up my 'night time' knitting, I went through my long-time WiPs in my knitting basket. Why I had stopped working on my Criss Cross Cowl when I only had to bind it off I really don't know, but it came in handy after a long day at work. And since I had enough yarn left, I whipped up a pair of fingerless mitts to go with the cowl - and looking at the German weather it was high time I finished...
Btw, the cowl was my prototype for the Criss Cross Cowl pattern that was released in Knit Now a while back.