Oh the knitting...... it's in a bag and at my side where ever I travel these days. Knit... knit.... knit....
Remember the scarf? Oh I started that lovely piece a y-e-a-r ago. It was one of those mindful knittings.... the kind you actually have to pay attention to. So it got worked on in bits and pieces.... one painstakingly inch at a time. Lace patterns are certainly a challenge to a mama's overworked brain.
It seriously got to the point that Joe started referring to it as my retirement scarf (!!) Which in my most grown up of ways, I would reply by sticking my tongue out at him, and then return to my knitting. Please tell me some other married couples out there behave like this? We're ridiculous, I know.
So, here it is.... the retirement scarf... a drawn out year in the making! Uff-da.
And also in the mad works.... is this sweater. For me! Completely inspired by Soulemama's Oatmeal sweater.... perhaps even the same shade of yellow, oh my, I hope Amanda doesn't mind :) The pattern can be found here. This is a very well written, easy to follow and quickly knitted pattern.
I love the Quince Puffin yarn.... so nice to the touch and such fast knitting.... well, at least until you start working on sleeves and then it seems to slow down... or perhaps it's the fact that I am an absent minded knitter and get distracted by other things. You know, like mittens.
I've come to realize I don't particularly care for knitting projects in which you must knit two of the same thing. I have a feeling socks are not in my future. Please wish me luck in making these poor things a match, oh yes and also on the thumb holes. They scare me.
Here's to a weekend of finishing up holiday projects. May good coffee and yummy treats keep you going!
(I'll see you Saturday for a bit of Merry Making!)