Some Knitty Stuff

I used all soft and kind-to-the skin fibers for a random cowl. It was so nice to knit, such good clicking.

I used a cowl pattern to begin but then shifted to y/o around the top and bottom with varied yarns for stripes. I had some acrylic stuff to add to some of the lighter weight yarns I chose.

My sweet mama liked it so I left it with her. It sits on the chest in a “just right comfy” sort of way and she found it warm and comforting.

I finished the rib armholes for this striped vest. It looks kinda clowny but I still like the colors.

If I lost ten pounds it might look better. Ha!

I’m just about finished with this sweater. I have a few inches of sleeve and then the i-cord trim for the neckline. I don’t know if I like how purple it is. I do keep picking purple. My Lopi cardi is coming along and it’s pink/purple. Hmmmmmm.

I found a new yarn shop. It’s all the way in Longmont but it’s sweet and very well supplied. I’ll visit again.

One of our young friends came over for dinner and he saw my Penguono on the chair. He was cold so he put it on. Funny, but it’s nice to see it on someone besides me. I haven’t worn it out of the house yet. Too chicken.

I’m going to cast on something and then maybe finish a mitten or sock. Maybe. I cleaned house today so tomorrow I can sit and knit. Bliss.

Small Knitting

Instead of casting on another pair of socks I dug around for this WIP. I started out with Little Bobbins Knits Twas the Night Before Christmas pattern (an excellent pattern!) but I didn’t want to make trees on the leg so I created purl rounds instead. I really like the twisted ribbing and the way she wrote the heel and gusset instructions. I’ll use the instructions again. The colors are muddy. They remind me of my elementary school because we were the Vikings (ha ha ha) and our colors were green and gold. Go Vikings!

I’m using my Penguono by Stephen West as a decorative item in the hobbit hole. I have put it on a few times when the AC makes the house cold. I’ll use it for that in the fall when the weather changes.

This cake of brightness was a birthday gift . A Sockhead head, perhaps?

When our daughters and I were in Victoria, BC last September I visited The Beehive Wool Shop. What a lovely yarn store. I found this Fleece Artist wool. It smells like a sheep.

I have shopping and sewing to do for our daughter’s theater company. I am puppy sitting tonight for our son and his wife (they are going camping). I must hurry along, but I’m so excited that I have decided to homeschool myself in history. A friend told me about this homeschool curriculum and there are four volumes. When I read about Gertrude Bell (The Queen of the Desert) I realized that I don’t know enough about the history of the Middle East. I want to learn. I could spend years studying history. I am not sure if I ever took a course in world history in high school or college. It’s time to grow my brain in a new way. Yay!

I hope for a quiet cup of tea for YOU and me.

Yay for knitting!