A knitter never sleeps, but she dreams
I’m so bad when it comes to afterwork, like weaving in ends and making pompoms. So I had six hats, all done but in need of finishing before I could send them off for the holiday. After procrastinating much of last weekend, I ran out of time. I had to mail them, or they’d never arrive on time!
The Patriots played Sunday. What better time could there be? I’m an avid fan, but I can’t bear to watch the game in progress. Hey, I read the ending of books first, because I can’t stand suspense. If you could tell me the outcome of a game, I could watch. Since you can’t, I don’t.
Finished those hats. Take a look. Neat, huh?
What next? I’ve been dreaming for a while. Writers do that. By the time I hit the last few chapters of a book, I know what’s going to happen, so my mind moves on to the next book. I suppose this is also for self-protection. I mean, I’ve been living with these characters for nearly a year, and letting them go would be painful if I didn’t have new ones to fill the void.
Same with knitting. Long before the final cast-off, I’m thinking ahead. First, colors. I went through my stash, picking colors that appealed. Two color families made the cut.
For now, I’m leaning toward the blues/greens, rather than the pinks/browns. I’m also leaning toward a pattern for a Drawstring Cowl/Hat, found in 60 More Quick Knits.
The yarn in this picture is actually emerald in a cashmere blend made by my friend, Debbie Smith, at Iron Horse. It’s monotonal enough for a lace pattern, yet has subtle variations for interest. I like the dual use of this item, and like that it’s a small project, finishable in not-so-long a time. BTW, I’m still waiting for the new Cookie A sock pattern. She had a family emergency, so there was a delay.
That said, does a knitter sit and twiddle her thumbs? No way. Not with a long holiday weekend of knitting time ahead.
Since I probably won’t blog again until next week, MWAAAH. That’s me blowing you all a kiss, with wishes for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Joyful Kwanzaa.