What a whirlwind month! I can't believe it's almost Christmas! Where did the time go?
My fingers have been extra busy this month. I mentioned last month that I was working on a Christmas stocking for a client's new grandbaby. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and she was thrilled with it, so it's a win win!
I've also been plugging along on my Compass sweater. I put the stitches for the body on hold so I could work the sleeves. My plan is to work the sleeves, and then make the body as long as my remaining yarn will allow. And I don't know how this happens, but it feels like the sleeves have taken so much longer than the rest of the sweater. I'm always surprised at how long sleeves take.
The other thing I've been working on this month is a secret, and I can't tell you about it yet. However, stay tuned, because when this pattern releases in May, you're going to want to see it. It's the thing I'm most proud of to date and I can't wait to show it off!
Every year on Christmas I like to start a new project and see how much I can get done over my winter break. This year, I'm going to knit Hintermost, by Bristol Ivy, and I can't wait! Follow along on Instagram to see how far I get; I'll be using the hashtag #12daysofhintermost
Happy Holidays and happy knitting!
You ever get overwhelmed with how many things you have on your needles and then you don’t knit any of them because you can’t decide which one to work on? No? Just me? Ok then.
I’m in the middle of SweaterBender2018, which is basically what happens every year when it starts getting cold and I want to be wearing all the things. This year, I’m making Compass, by Tin Can Knits, knit in yarn from Abundant Earth Fiber. I’m making a pullover with ribbing down the sides in some really beautiful teal yarn. I have swatches done for Luna, which I’m going to knit in some gorgeous indie dyed yarn from Potion Yarns. And my fingers are absolutely itching to cast on Sode, but I think that’s going to have to wait until after the holidays.
I’m also knitting a stocking on commission for someone’s new granddaughter, two hats on commission for some coworkers, a pair of socks for my husband for Christmas, and I’m in the middle of two different pattern designs for two different yarn crawls next spring and summer! I’ve never been a monogamous knitter, but that’s a bit much even for me!
The holidays always seem to be so busy, and even though I’m in the middle of so many things, knitting still is relaxing and calming to me. The creating of something, stitch by stitch, is magical. And now that it’s cold and dark and rainy here in the PNW, knitting is a way to bring color and texture and joy into my world, as well as a way to pass the long dark hours of the day. Now if only I could pick which thing to work on next!
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