Thank you all for the supportive comments! (Gina, I hope the end of your semester goes well :) ) I'm still taking each day as it comes, getting a LOT less knitting time in than I'd like, looking toward the end of the semester with both excitement (summer's coming, summer's coming!!) and trepidation (I have to do what before the end of the semester, and then get what done over the summer?!).
I am continuing to knit away at the blanket - I now have two squares completed and am almost all the way through the third square. They all look very much like the first square, but I'll try to take some pictures of them all together when I get a chance. I am also still plugging away at the Daybreak shawl - the rows get longer, so they take more time (funny how that works out).
I also cast on for the first of the pair of socks that just came in the Illuminations Sock Club. These socks are absolutely wonderful - I fell in love when I opened the package, and I just felt compelled to cast on right away. If you are good with a spoiler, check out the pattern page on Ravelry; I'll wait.
Aren't they amazing? And I got the kit with those blues and yellows, too!! (I put "surprise me" for my color choice, and so far I have been very happy with Janel's surprises.) I'm done with the big chart for the leg on the first sock, and am getting ready to knit the heel flap. That chart really twisted my brain into little knots, though. Not because the chart is unclear - it's laid out beautifully with no errors whatsoever. But because (get this) the main color, (which I am knitting in blue), is represented by the lighter colored squares on the chart, and the contrast color (yellow for me) is represented by the darker colored squares. Yellow is lighter than blue. I cannot tell you the trouble that this has caused me! I had absolutely no idea that my hands were so attached to the square colors. I'm carrying the main color in my right hand, the contrast in my left, as I usually do, but my brain keeps going "yellow is light and blue is dark", and it will not be gainsaid. Too funny. I'm calling it my anti-Alzheimer's exercise for the semester, and making sure not to knit these when I'm very tired.
My other project right now is to decide on a summery sweater to knit for myself. I'm dithering. I could knit this:
Pattern page on Rav.) I think I even have the yarn (I bought a bunch of the yarn that I used to knit the Native California basket cap - Plymouth Yarn's Vita, which is a gorgeous cotton/cashmere blend that I think would work for this).
Or, I could knit this. (Not a Rav link. Here's the Rav link.) I don't have the yarn for that, but I'm sort of lackadaisically poking around for a seafoam green yarn that I could knit it in. Any ideas?
So, what do you think? Which one? Neither? These are the questions that I dwell on when I don't want to look at my to-do list. Surely others among you do the same thing?