Such is the nature of our craft ~ and life. Beginnings and Endings. Very philosophical don’t you think? I figured any post at the beginning of the new year should be somewhat philosophical. That may be the extent of my musing, we’ll see.
There are many reasons that I (we) cast on…
Gift knitting, this is a baby gift, The Taylor Blanket in Berroco Pima 100 (Worsted: 100% Pima, 219 yards).
And a sweater for my Mom in Juniper Moon Farm Neve (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 222 yards). This started out as DROPS 112. However, given that it’s a collaboration with my mother and for my mother AND that I get my design/never leave well enough alone genes from her…. it is evolving into its own unique design. The sweater is black, so not much to show yet.
For fun, I cast on for Mirror by Yumiko Alexander. I’ve been intrigued by her designs for a while. Luckily the shop here in Florida, Knit or Knot Yarns, carries DanDoh Cotton Fine (Fingering: 100% Cotton Tape/paper, 435 yards). I am knitting it in exactly the color/yarn the pattern is pictured in. I can count on one hand the number of times I have done that, Riverbend being the first.
Last month I cast off on another Rock the Pompom Hat in Periwinkle Sheep Merino Aran (Aran: 100% Superwash Merino, 180 yards) with a FELL pompom. LOVE IT. Given the temperatures in New England, I will be wearing this home for my visit later this week.
My “purse” project was the Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf in Koigu Lace Merino (Lace: 100% Merino, 292 yards). This fit in my purse perfectly, nice and small.
I collect random leftovers of yarn that (I think) work together, and knit up Margaret’s Funnel Cowl (shop pattern from Westport Yarns).
Lastly, I’m toying with some design ideas for Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (Fingering: 100% Merino, 400 yards).
Harry has been by my side every stitch of the way ~ or on my lap if he feels I need a break from knitting.