And Anais, which I got this far, has to be frogged. You plan and measure and calculate and pray, and then the stupid thing comes out too big. And here I was thinking that stockinette in the round was completely within my mental faculties.
Not only is it too big, but it's also too short, which I can see now that it's off the needles. I'm reknitting it in the next smallest size. P.S. This pic is NOT an accurate representation of the color.
I also started a pair of socks for my brother's fiancee. Now that she's going to be part of the family, she won't be able to escape handknits any more. So I stared Azure, which is a lovely pattern, but it required me to knit on two circulars, which I haven't done, so I was doing it on dpns. It turned out to be a lot more work that I was willing to do. They really are meant to be done on circulars, and even though it can be done on dpns, I don't recommend it. Another thing frogged. I'm now on making the Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks which I inherited from my aunt who has abandoned knitting for beading. They are much more my speed. That is, fast. And simple. With a familiar construction.
And the next thing to hit the needles (as soon as I'm past the ribbing on Anais again so I can use the needles) is my dad's vest. I swatched last night, and it's really going to be sharp, but I'm a little concerned about sizing (since I haven't been doing so well in that department lately). I'm going to have to do some extensive modifications to the pattern, plus I lost the measurements I made months ago. They were last seen stuck in the book with the pattern, and now they're MIA. I'm going to have to enlist my mom to measure again if I have any hope of finishing this by Christmas. A vest for a man with a 48 inch chest on size 3 needles is no joking matter. I'd better get on that....