This year, I decided I was only going to knit a Christmas present for one person. After a couple years of stress and last-minute (or more often, late) projects, I’m just done. It’s too much stress, and my knitting mojo was gone for months this past year. That being said, I chose my person wisely. I picked the one person who tried to teach me to knit ages ago and who I haven’t made anything for yet: my grandma.
I have been pretty monogamous with my projects over the past few weeks. Part of that had to do with getting ready to move across the country and needing to pack. The other part was I had a tight deadline, which I missed … by two weeks. In the end, though, I’m happy to say the project is complete!
I took a break from knitting during lunches at work lately to walk, but the past few days have been a tad rainy. With no waterproof shoes, I decided maybe it’s time to stay in and knit a little. My pick? Some warm, comfy socks.
Weekends go by too quickly. That’s my opinion, anyway. Despite what seemed like a minute, I managed to get a lot of progress done on the Doctor Who scarf, and I finished the béret généreux.
Last week, Knit Picks was giving away a free skein of Brava yarn (any weight) with purchase with a code provided in their newsletter. I take advantage of these moments whenever they come up, and I’ve never been disappointed.
My new toys have arrived!
Last week, someone asked how I organize my yarn and needles. I have to admit, it’s more like slightly organized chaos around here. Everything has a place, but everything is rarely in its place.
The little guys are nearly done! I’m so excited! Above the image is the little dress for the mermaid.
I was listening to the Knit Picks Podcast on my way home from work yesterday and an interesting topic came up. Kelley and Kerin were discussing tips for reading patterns (I’m playing catch-up as I’m way behind). As I listened, my mind kept wandering off and comparing how I read patterns to what their suggestions were, which I found fascinating.
Remember number 4 on Friday’s list?
4. Try not to buy anymore yarn.