Wednesday, November 20, 2013
hats, and taking a break from hats
The hats they are a-breeding. Yup, I keep making more. The pattern is so, so close to being done and then I find something else that could be fixed. Somebody stop me.
Needing to take a break from hats, I wanted to knit someone else's pattern with some really raw, undyed Romney wool by Great Bay Woolworks that I found at the farmer's market. So wooly and delicious. I'm knitting Amy Christoffer's Starfish Cardigan, which has subtle stars on it and a lovely shape and is whipping along. I may, in turn, need to take a break from this so that I can finish that damn hat pattern.
For the long bus ride to New York and back that I take occasionally, I like to have a small knit. As one of my yoga teachers is having a baby, it was an opportunity to knit to super cute, tiny sweater. I've knit Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket before and figured that would be the ticket but the counting, ripping, and re-counting to set it up just about killed me, perhaps I was distracted. And then once I got going the fabric that the Cascade Superwash 220 was making on size 6s seemed rough. A quick trip to Purl Soho fixed that, where I bought Anzula Sebastian is an intriguing gray/oatmeal color called Seaside and four Koigu Skeinettes for their Baby Girl Fair Isle Cardigan. Whee, knitting ecstasy for the ride back.
I had plans to meet Kim at Purl but then joy of joys, we ran into Kirsten too! Look at those lovely faces and those awesome knits. They helped me play with all the Koigu skeinettes to pick the colors for the yoke of the sweater and then we went to knit and chat and have a quick beverage.