It’s mid-July, I have knitting ADD and all I have on my mind at the moment is…CHRISTMAS. I know, it’s too early to break out the baby in a manger but when you craft you have to get all your projects in order ahead of time or you might just loose your mind. First you must figure out who in your family and friends deserves a handknit. Don’t make the mistake of thinkign everyone will love your woolies because they will not, and it will make you sad when you see their baby eating the hand knit cashmere and sea silk handmaiden lace scarf you worked on for two months. Remember, keep it simple. I keep a simple rule in mind, if I would not donate a kidney to you chances are I won’t knit for you.
going along with my knitting ADD I have cast on yet another project. A project I desperately did not need to put on the needles but one that decided to pop up because I made a splurge of a purchase on some fabulous yarn from Ranch Of The Oaks. This is their “Zoo Blend” which is a mix of all animals that get processed through the mill. Every run is different, some are more wool, some are more alpaca, llama, mohair, or what not.
Girl Friday Cardigan (Free on Knitty)
I believe this is mostly a mix of alpaca and wool. It SMELLS like the barn yard but I honestly love it (and so does Tank who keeps licking my sweater when I’m not looking). I’m glad that I decided to knit this in a lace because I think that it might have been too heavy in any thing else.
I’m also almost done on my Goodale Cardigan but I have doubts. Serious doubts that make me sad. 1. This seems to be shorter than I would ever wear a cardigan. 2. it seems too big. I am almost done & will block & pin it into place. If it is ot what I hope when the pockets are pinned then I will have to give it up as “a skinny girls sweater”. Either way, the silky wool is quite fab & I want to knit a sweater for the Mr out of it some day.
Speaking of the Mr, he is such a wonderful man and a quiet enabler. He brought me back these two cones of yarn. It’s from a place called Yarnia up in the great pacific northwest and it’s like Build A Bear for Yarn!!! How genius is that? Brilliant I say, Brilliant!
So now I’m on to knittin’ Christmas. I have two sheep worth of sweaters to spin and knit (our sheep were sheared & the fleece processed) before christmas hopefully, hats, gloves, mittens, socks, and scarves. Wish me luck, I might need to be medicated.