Where has time been running off to? I’ve been wanting to blog again this week but with running, prepping dinners + lunch meals for the husband, and finishing up the Wuv, Tru Wuv Mini Swap…By the time I have time to sit down to blog, it’s already dark and I tell myself tomorrow.
The fingerless mitts you had a sneak peak of were mailed off this morning as well as the swap gift. Their ETA is Monday. I can’t wait!
Thank you for talking about the books you’re reading. Some of you have read Trigiani before so it was interesting to read your take on her work. Also, thank you for the wave of support about the frogged, three projects. It felt so good to read how you pointed out how freeing it is and how the yarn will have something better in store for it. Would you believe I ended up frogging a fourth project? Yep, my Woods to Prairies shawl. I was going to finish that up for STITCHES West 2016 but when looking at my cone of yarn, I realized I totally didn’t have enough yarn! What the heck was I thinkin’? This yarn was specially designed by a store in downtown SF that I got to check out with Gail of Today’s Agenda some time ago. They closed up shop so there is no way I can get more.
Therefore, new knitting is happenin’ around here. I first thought about outfit options for the marketplace. I’ll be walking around a lot so I’ll definitely need to wear comfortable, walking shoes. My Nike Internationalist sneakers came into mind which have neon pink and melon accents on it. So I thought to knit a merino/mohair beanie in a bright orange.
However, since it’s been a wet winter, it may rain. That means I’ll have to wear my fushia, Hunter rainboots. They’d already be my pop of color so that means everything else needs to be neutral. This is where this project comes in:
STITCHES West 2016 Cowl
This is the pattern, Domek, by Seattle Yarn. While poking around Ravelry for free cowls, this pattern caught my eye because of the way it’s worn. I also like how it’s a simple lace row repeated on both sides so the fabric will keep my neck warm but not be overly hot.
A part of the frogged, crochet cardigan is now being knitted into this piece. This picture was taken yesterday but as of today, I’m 12″ done and have 3′ to go. I calculate it took me
22 20 rows to knit a foot. I want to have this done by February 14th, Sunday so I need to knit about four rows a day.
What kind of project (fiber, wood, paper, cooking, watercolor, or etc.) are you working on right now?