So yes, I’ve been knitting. You know how it is when the mood strikes. I blame the cold weather. Knitting just feels right in cold weather, doesn’t it? Because I tend to over commit myself, I decided to start off with something small, something easily finishable. I knit a cowl.
I started with the snow cowl. I used Loops & Threads Cozy Wool from Michaels, which isn’t half bad. It took me no time to make that, so I made another cowl, the drop stitch cowl, also from Cozy wool. These were fun! They are the sort of projects I should knit to put away for gifts.
While I was weaving in the ends of the cowls I pulled out two sweaters that I knit ages ago, but never finished weaving in the ends - a Cuff to Cuff sweater and another Featherweight (my third one). Both of these were knit with Knit Picks City Tweed DK. I would love to give you details about these sweaters, but I knit them so long ago I have no recollection. I still need to block them, especially the cuff to cuff, but that hasn’t happened.
My featherweight is too big for me now, but it’s a soft, squishy cardigan, so it doesn’t really matter. It’s perfect for lounging around the house in on a cold day. I love it.
Totally in the knitting mood now, I decided to tackle my stash and get an idea of all the other UFO’s I had lying around. Oh my. It was not pretty. I knew I had to be brutal. I pulled out many needles and did lots of frogging. It’s time for a fresh start. I now know that I have more yarn than I know what to do with and shouldn’t buy any more yarn for a very long time.
One of my discoveries was a sweater I started knitting for Ceci when I was pregnant with her. Once I finished the body i realized that it would no way fit an infant, so I set it aside. Well, it fits her now. I started knitting the sleeves only to discover that I didn’t have enough yarn. Of course. My local yarn store no longer had any, but I was able to find some online. I have less than 1 sleeve to go!
While I was at the yarn store, some more yarn came home with me. I know!! I said I didn’t need anymore!! Finishing that sweater for Ceci made me want to knit her another one. Little sweaters are so satisfying! So, on my needles right now is the Unisex Cardigan. It is so adorable! I’m using Berroco Vintage DK . I can’t wait to get this one done...so that I can move on to another :)