We are all sick here again (or "still" it seems like), so I knew I'd have some down time today. My plan for today was to finish the toe of my last sock-in-progress (actually, I'm sure there are others but I don't know where), and then cast on for some Endpaper Mitts with my recent Koigu purchase. I even printed out the pattern before I went to bed so I wouldn't get sidetracked finding it this morning.
Then this morning, while I was innocently visiting a few blogs and checking my e-mail, I was exposed to the new Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting. I almost didn't look further due to the extreme nature of their Winter issue, but I really liked the cover jacket (and I plan on knitting lots of summery jackets soon) so I had to click. Surprisingly, I found myself so smitten by several of the previewed patterns that I felt compelled to muster the energy to drag my sick body to the LYS in order to acquire my own copy.
There were a couple of patterns that I though I had yarn for so I came home to check my stash (a job made much easier by Ravelry) because I'm really trying to use my stash whenever I can instead of buying more yarn. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that I have the ideal color for any of the projects I want to knit.
So I finally decided to gather all my wips (well at least the ones I'm acknowledging at the moment), several patterns, and handfuls of wound yarn including several possible shawl options (since I have a hankering to knit a shawl even though I'm unlikely to wear one) so I could snap some pictures and ask for your opinions on colors and patterns. After much effort, I had everything spread out on the kitchen table and ready to photograph.
My camera battery died as I was taking the first shot.
I guess I'll just finish my sock.
And see what else I can not get done today.