I dabble in different projects every day. It’s satisfying to pull the Lopi out of the center of the wheel of wool.
This is called The Hitchhiker Shawl. I am not a member of Ravelry anymore, but I bought this pattern (it’s incredibly popular, I guess!) before I deleted my account. The wool and silk blend yarn is smooth and neat.
And then (below) we have more wool from Brown Sheep. I shall search my knitting library for just the right pattern, mostly navy with added yellow.
This is the February Lady Sweater and it’s a challenge for me because of the lace. It’s gull lace with just a four row repeat but it takes me quite a while to make my way around. It hurts my shoulder. Drat. I’ll keep going.
I love this vest. It was a free pattern. The Cascade Eco wool comes in one big ball, large enough to make the whole vest.
I’m also making a dress. I bought this fabric years ago and intended to make a curtain at Christmas (for the patio door). I’m sure when the children were home and we were shopping and cleaning for the big day, a curtain moved down the queue. Now it’s a dress made from a pattern that a young woman designed when we were at Malibu Club (that again!). I made a dress right away (this was thirty five years ago – gasp!) and then tucked it away in my sewing containers. I made it bigger this time and it’s very feminine and light. I’ll take a photo of myself wearing it when I finish.
Later today I’ll take up my knitting again. I am thankful that I don’t have to produce essential pieces of clothing, but instead I can enjoy the steady clicking at my desired pace. This morning I listened to the book of James while I knit. This afternoon I might listen to The Secret Garden.
I hope my long double pointed needles come in the mail today so I can start my gansey. I like making a big creative nest of books and wool in my hobbit spot in the family room. Bliss.