It's been a long time since I've knit for pure pleasure. Really it's been a long time since I've knit anything bigger than a swatch. I do love sampling and swatching, but sometimes even I need a finished object!
I'm knitting two things and plotting a third. I'm knitting a baby blanket for my new nephew who I'm going to see at Christmas. We're all flying to Portland,Oregon on Christmas day to do a little festive baby holding. I'm using Knitted Wit Victory DK and a pattern out of Sequence Knitting excellent on-the-go mindless knitting.
I swatched for a big cowl with Freia Ombre Super Bulky. I used all lace patterns, I love the look of bulky lace. I'm reluctant to tear out my huge swatch becasue I just like looking at it and petting it.
I'm going to finally knit a Lopi. My girl picked out Alafoss from Knitting with Icelandic Wool. Her color guidance is, medium brown for the base color and dark purple for the main color, I'm on my own for the other three.
One of the reasons I'm excited about knitting again is that a new knitting shop is opening in Ann Arbor, Spun. It's going to be in Kerrytown and the people who are running it are fantastic and a lot of the yarns are going to be the exact toothy, tweedy ones that are my favorites. I can't wait to have a new home away from home to hide and knit.
How's my finger? Gross and itchy. I go in for a wound check today. I think everything is OK healing-wise, but I am frustrated by all of the things that I can't quite do. I'm not a very patient patient.
Tell me what you are knitting!