I've never been a particularly good multi-tasker. I mean, I can do it sometimes, but I can't keep it up for long--at least not without messing up something. This applies to my knitting too. Unlike many of you, I absolutely cannot knit while listening to an audiobook. I can knit during TV, but only if 1. the knitting is simple stockinette, or else 2. whatever is on TV is not that worthwhile. I can knit in a group, but if I'm on a "hard part," I clam up for awhile. And it's no wonder. I recently read A. J. Jacob's collection of Essays, The Guinea Pig Diaries, in which he reminds us that multi-tasking is really just serial uni-tasking.
After my 12-sweaters-in-a-year challenge last year, I've been focusing on some of my other interests. I was reading a lot for awhile, and then I picked up some other arts and crafts. Besides my little stint in L.A., I hadn't been knitting every day, but now I'm ready to get back into it, I think. To start, I'll share with you a little FO from back in January:
This is Drifted Pearls, knit in the recommended yarn, Rowan Lima. It's a lovely pattern. The yarn is cozy, but it's not the best for showing off the gorgeous stitch pattern. I don't regret using the Lima because I was really anxious to try it out and was looking for almost any excuse to use it, but if you want more "pop" from the cables and bobble, you'd do well to pick something else. More pictures are on Ravelry.