Still have snow, still stuck at home. Not that it’s a bad thing (yah, knitting!) but I’m feeling a bit restless. On other days when I’m at home, I have the option of leaving but with the all the snow on the ground & not really any appropriate footwear – for the rain, yes, but not walking through several inches of snow on the road – I’m pretty much stuck here. I live on a small side street that no snow plow will drive down. I can’t even get my garbage picked up this week! Ah well.
My restlessness is also affecting my knitting…I don’t feel like working on anything I have started. The scarf for a friend is my travel project, I’m unhappy with the socks I have currently (Jaywalkers I think are going to be too small, the Coffeehouse socks are just annoying me), I’m not in the mood to start Green Gable, I need to wait until Friday to start Wicked (to buy the pattern), I’m tired of facecloths. Argh. Whine whine whine.
I’m still in love with this yarn, it’s the SWTC Pheonix that I bought almost a year ago,but I didn’t like how it knitted up. It just wasn’t the right pattern for the yarn…I can’t put my finger on it. I think I would have run out of yarn anyway. So bye-bye. I started knitting a shrug out of it – I’m using the top part of the Tubey because I love how that fits – I just don’t want to add the tube part. I need a new shrug (well, need it a bit of an exageration, I really want one) because it’s very chilly in the store and my Leaf Shrug doesn’t have long enough sleeves so it looks very silly over a long sleeved shirt – I wear it, but I need something more. So this should work. And here’s a nice close-up of the yummy yarn – it’s actually a much deeper royal blue. I started the SoyShurg today.
I also have a FO, something I worked on yesterday:
I’m really going crazy here…
Started: January 16th
Completed: January 16th
Pattern: just a simple rolled brim hat
Yarn: Patons Soy Wool Stripes in brown – most of a skein
Needles: Size 8 16inch circ, size 8 dpts
Notes: I’ve forgotten how lovely and simple a rolled brim hat is too make, just very relaxing kniting round & round for awhile (not too long) then it turns into a sweet little hat. I realized it when I made the adorable hats for my nephews so I just had to make one for myself. And I love the SWS yarn, I think it’s a perfect yarn for a simple hat – it makes lovely stripes & doesn’t itch (much) when I wear it. I only wish I had made it a bit longer – it’s about 10 inches and it would probably fit over my ears a bit better but it’s not a big deal.
I will say that I’m doing very well on my stash busting – I haven’t bought anything & I’ve got major projects (SoyShrug, Wicked, Green Gable) using only stash yarns – Pheonix, Swish, Cotton Fleece.
I’m still getting the itch to buy some yarn though…especially with $10 credit from Google. Could Malabrigo be mine?
Headed to my mom’s for a couple of days…I hope everyone is safe & warm somewhere!