Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This week I'm working on a cowl that I posted about here, it's with bulky wool and the knitting is not going as fast as one would expect. I think it's because the wool is so thick :) Anyways, it's my night time mindless knitting project and my daughter is going to love the finished project. To offset the bulky wool I cast on another sockhead hat with leftover sock yarns I found in my basket while I was rearranging my wools. I hope I'm not the only one that rearranges wool and see the bits and ends of previous projects. I love strolling down knitting memory lane. So while I am knitting my cowl, I am having a torrent emotional affair with the fingering weight wool project. Keeps me quite happy!
I continue to read Dear Life by Alice Munro. The short stories are perfect for this month. Nice sized pieces for a wondering mind with too much to do during the holidays. Her stories are unexpected and her characters are delightful.
What are you knitting and reading this week?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I hope you all are sitting down because I've something shocking to reveal.....I'm knitting a project on size THIRTEEN needles with BULKY wool. I know, I know, you are wondering if I've lost my mind.
Over the long weekend, my daughter requested a chunky cowl specifically the gaptastic cowl. This cowl has been knit by everyone but me. So while I was shopping with my sister, I added bulky wool on my list of needed yarns. I also wanted to make this an affordable cowl, so I bought three skeins of Paton's Roving Wool in a light gray. Would you believe I've picked out veg matter-delightful!!
Let's just say I am enjoying the experience of super fast immediate gratification knitting. Yesterday in order to continue knitting with grace, I cast on a fingering weight project. You see, my heart belongs to thin yarn and thin needles.
Have you knit the gaptastic cowl? What is your favorite needle size?
Monday, December 2, 2013
Frodo requests a drum roll please.....The winner of the night sky hat pattern by Karinamaza is........
Peacefully Knitting "Such a lovely hat Karen and I love your blog :) Ravelry: TinaSanders"
I will forward your name to Karina over on Ravelry :)
Thanks for playing everyone!!