I plan on only working on my Rae at Knit Night so I don't have to haul in my sweater every week. Speaking of sweaters, I just wound up the yarn to make my second one and I'm going to be swatching tonight.
I'm using Cascade 220 to make He's Not an Extra, a pattern by Julia Vesper from the book Knitting It Old School. I received this book last year for my birthday from my sister and I like a lot of patterns in it. It's loosely divided into sections by decade or theme and this one is from the "Sci-Fiber" section.
This pattern is based off the uniforms worn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (specifically in the first two seasons), and it's going to be for my boyfriend. This sweater is special for us because one of the first dates we went on together was to see the new Star Trek movie that came out in 2009.
Over the last couple of months I've been watching Star Trek while knitting thanks to Netflix which has every episode available to stream. I've watched all of The Next Generation and Voyager (my favorite!) and I'm just starting to watch Deep Space Nine, so I'm getting to be a fan too. I'm planning on knitting She's Not an Extra for myself in the future, too. Then we can go to Star Trek conventions in our matching sweaters! Just kidding, I'm not that big of a geek. Yet.