I'm scrapping the plan where I give you updates about our move. I'm sick of talking about the move. Let's talk about crafting. More specifically: Knitting.
Even more specifically: knitting giant cowls with giant, squishy, soft yarn and giant circular needles. Heaven. I don't think there is anything that calms my nerves more than knitting. We have to move in less than two weeks? I'm going to sit down and knit. Our house is a shambles of boxes and junk? Where is my knitting? We don't have anywhere to live? I think I'll do some knitting. Thank heavens I had the presence of mind to keep my knitting stash accessible amidst all of the crazy packing and moving. I even carried it with me to the movie tonight--a type of security blanket, if you will.
Want to see what else I've been up to knit-wise?
This is one of my favorite recent projects. I found a plastic bracelet at target for 99 cents! This bracelet is a perfect project for scraps. I don't think I'll be able to wear it much until next Fall because it is so warm...and that makes me sad.
Those of you who knit may understand why these two skeins strike fear into my little heart. Mohair is notorious for being difficult to knit with, if only because it all fuses together as you knit making it horrific to try to unknit any of your mistakes. But I can't resist, it's just so gorgeous. And it is going to make a lovely drapey bias shawl. This was also my first time walking out of a yarn shop with Rowan yarn in my bag. A milestone.
This little ball of colorful yarn is currently being turned into an adorable hat for a friend who is expecting a little girl. It is a soft cotton yarn that is so bright and pretty I want to take a bite out of it. The only thing that is funny about this yarn is that the color changes occur with a knot in the yarn. Weird.
This beret is patiently waiting to be felted, aaaaaand not worn until next Fall. Dang you knitting for being so seasonal. This hat has an entire post dedicated to it coming soon.
Finally, this lovely Malabrigo yarn was recently frogged and is waiting to be wrapped into a fresh hank. Any suggestions for what I should make with my "new" yarn?
Writing about all of these projects made me realize that my Ravelry account is in dire need of updating. Perhaps that is what I will do in the time between looking at rental homes.
FYI: I'm getting ready to start another round of baby booties. If any of you would like a pair, this would be a good time to speak up.