While it's certainly not the only project I am actively working on, the One Button Cabled Jacket I'm knitting in Patons Inca is the defintely the one I've made the most progress on in the shortest period of time. I cast on on Saturday, and am now about half done. Not too bad!
I will admit to buying the yarn on an impulse - nothing unsual about that, I suppose. Inca is a blend of wool, alpaca and acrylic, warm and thick, but not too heavy. I did have in mind a cabled jumper, but after rifling through pattern books, came across this Sirdar pattern which just about exactly matches the amount of yarn I have.
I am slightly worried that I might be knitting slightly too small a size, but I have my fingers crossed - other things I've knitted with this yarn have been quite stretchy. We shall see soon enough!
Another new project is a repeat of one from last year - little baby booties for Middlemore's neonatal unit. Last year I made twelve pairs, and I hope to at least equal that before the end of winter - so far, I have one bootie...
If you're interested in contributing baby items to Kidz First as well, you can find some patterns and more info on the Creative Fibre Auckland area website who have made knitting for Kidz First a project for this year. Creative Fibre is a national organisation for spinners/weavers and other fibre arts, in case you were wondering. The more the merrier, I am sure. Don't worry if you're not a member of Creative Fibre like me - you don't need to belong to get in on the project (last year I simply posted my donation directly to the hospital). But, if you're looking for a crafty group of people to join, do check them out - I love the "old ladies" (some of the funniest, most hardworking and generous people I know) who go to my spinning group.