Project Spectrum has begun and this first month we focus on pink and red. I picked up my daughter's sweater that I had abandoned for the Knitting Olympics and started on the first sleeve. This is a great sweater for a beginner - top down construction done in the round so there are no seams to sew at the end. And my daughter actually wears the first sweater that I made from this pattern - a size 2-4 which as of yesterday still fit a six year old. Nothing else in that size range fits her - oh, the wonders of a handknit wool sweater. She has actually gotten 4 years of wear from this sweater which was made from multicolored Schaffer yarn. When I'm done with this new one I should take a picture of the two sweaters side by side.
The provisional cast on worked great! This hem is so much neater than the one that I did for my first hat.
I am also working on a baby gift out of some stash of Blue Sky Organic Cotton. An easy baby blanket started from the corner and increasing with yarn overs until I get to the center where I decrease back down again to the opposite corner.
This kind of mindless knitting is great for those gymnastics meets and practices. Socks fall into that category also except when I need to concentrate on turning the heel and picking up for the gusset. I always need to have some mindless knitting on the needles.