Hello from a sunny Friday afternoon in Autumn!
It has been a very busy week at work, so I haven’t had as much knitting time as I’d like, but I thought it’s about time I talk about something I am doing as opposed to what I would like to do!
This is my knitting progress to date. I’m about an inch away from casting off for the back of the Kangaroo hoodie for my brother-in-law (the natural coloured knitting under the sock). I find it quite amusing to snuggle under it as I knit and pretend it’s a blanket. ;D
The Narragansett Bay socks project has been absorbing, and reminds me of why gansey-style stitching was my first love in knitting. I couldn’t help myself and slipped it on to see how it looked last night. It’s sooo lovely!!!! Quick, quick, now to finish the last two inches and then the other one super quick so I can wear them!
They’re a good set to knit together. One for the “knit and not think” category and the other for “knit and squee” category.
I find that knitting something very enjoyable has a tendency to make me want to cast on for all the pretty things. I’ve been pulling yarn out of the stash like crazy, but really have to resist the temptation to cast on. I want to finish the socks – I feel like I haven’t had anything off the needles for ages. In fact, it has been nearly a month (!) since I finished anything. The hoodie will take longer, and I am not pressuring myself to get it done within a tight deadline.
Coming up, watch out for an interview post with another one of our wonderful New Zealand yarnies in the next week (I hope). I’ve been so inspired getting to know her better, and I think you’ll enjoy reading about her too. 🙂
Wishing you a good weekend! And now back to the knitting…