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.



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  1. julie barrett on December 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Happy knitting. I’m at a crossroads, think i will make some socks. Haven’t done them in a LONG time. 22″ stockings for Plymouth Plantation don’t count though LOL.


  2. Wanda Litsky on December 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I too am a knitter, as my mother was.My Mom finished a project from start to the end without procrastinating. I, on the other hand would knit all day if I didn’t have to sew it together or pull in ends ,etc.etc. Have a wonderful Holiday and a very Healthy and Happy New Year. xoxo

  3. b on December 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    love love love this new BLOG-so many authors are sticking with FACEBOOK…just not interested in all the precarious things about Facebook-I am in the minority…but…just found your new blog over the holidays…sorry I missed it before…thanks for keeping in touch this way…i remember your blogs of old-the pictures, recipes…we were a family-wonder where those familiar ones are????

  4. Pat on December 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Love the hat pattern. Any chance you could post it?

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