The WIP box as a place I can go to get something good to pick up and knit, not to store things I wasn't really wanting or in the mood for, or any of the thousands of reasons we start a thing that we end up not liking.
Without a permanent decision for what I want to do next for me, I started a sweater for my grandson, Isaac. He is the biggest of all my kiddies, and isn't hardly small anymore, even though he is only 7. He is tall and I am hoping to knit about a size 10 sweater. I intend to knit a size 10? I am praying I am knitting a 10. The goal is to knit it a bit bigger than he is but not so big that he can't wear it now. Gosh, I hope that 10 is going to be big enough.
A size 10 sweater means about 30 inches in chest circumference. I think. That seems to be what the Yarn Standards council is saying, so that is what I am aiming for.
And again, I am working with some of the yummy denim I have in the deep stash. I know that many people don't like working with cottons, but honestly, I could knit with this all day and longer on Sundays. It is soft and it just lays there, looking good, even when the work is uneven. It doesn't require blocking to make it look like something. It looks great from the moment you begin, like a nice pair of well worn jeans. Who wouldn't like that?
Today is going to be devoted to washing and blocking sweaters. There are the two new ones I have recently finished and there is a pile of often worn sweaters that need a good wash. While it isn't exactly sunny outside, it is bright here in my study and it feels like a day where I could get tons of things done.