And isn't everyone's life just a work in progress?
I can't wait for August to be over. It was (barring two perfect days) a rough and harsh month and I'm so ready for it to be gone.
I was too frazzled to even knit.
But now I'm tentatively reaching for my needles again.
I need to seriously deplete my stash. And the only way to do so is to knit more wearables. I tend to buy yarn in sweater quantities, so that's where the bulk is. Special, pricey yarn is in single skeins. But a bag of twenty balls will take up more space than one treasured skein of silk or merino or-- yum-- alpaca!
I've swatched, reswatched and cast on for Kate Davies popular pattern o w l s. Its a chunky weight pullover with cabled 'owls' at the yoke and is worked in the round.
I'm using an aran weight, single thick and thin yarn in gorgeous shades of red and pink. My gauge on this yarn was waaaay off so I went up a needle size and am working the largest size. I hope it fits. The yarn is Plymouth's Trabajos del Peru, a yummy pure merino, but a booger to frog.
And I've frogged multiple times since I only have five skeins of yarn. I know, I know, but it was calling to me.
how to resist its siren call?
Also on my needles, a chunky weight scarf for dad. Dad is certainly unique. Well, in many quirky ways. But he's also unique in the way he constantly
demands requests handknits. I'm happy to oblige. Mostly hats and scarves but hey...at least he appreciates me. unlike a certain DH.
I looked up a variety of patterns, found nothing 'manly' enough, so I concocted my own pattern. For what its worth, its just a k4, p2 rib on size 8 mm needles. Should fly off sure, but I only knit on it when I'm distracted.
I'm using knit picks brava bulky, a soft acrylic. He doesn't need the warmth of merino or the scratchiness of wool (around his neck at least!). And it has to be easy care.
I really like the heather grey color. I hope he will too.
Off to Tami's now to check out what other bloggers are working on.