The kids are off of school for a week and I am off of work, as well. With the way life has been, we’re taking this time to sit back and do nothing. I was hoping for lots of hikes and bike rides, but the temperature dropped (yet again), with gusting rain, so indoors we stay.
Naturally, this means I’m knitting as much as I can. My oldest’s cardigan in Claret acrylic yarn has officially been started. These cables are such a joy to knit and I am so glad I spent all that time writing everything out! It makes for some very relaxing knit sessions.
Even so, I still get pretty restless. I’ve tried to be a monogamous knitter. I’ve tried to even stick to just two projects with maybe a third as back-up. So, while I have a project at work ‘just in case’ (which has come in handy), a scarf that I’ve had to keep ripping out because I only have one skein of it and don’t want to mix it with anything so have to keep rethinking my design, this cabled adventure, and a couple unmentionables, I started another sweater for myself.
I bought these yarns a year or so ago when I was getting really into shawls. But what I really want is a loose and light sweater for cool, warm days. My hyperactive brain set about finding all the pieces from magazines and books and wrote out an outline from those. I cast on and here we go.
It’s currently just my oldest and me at home. She’s on a cleaning spree and I’m feeling my yarn calling. Now, if only I could find something to watch…