I’ve been all “what do I knit next?” and “which pattern do I match with these yarns?” for a couple of weeks now and my crazy schedule lately has provided an easy answer: ANYTHING. Knit anything simple that I can manage in the very few minutes I have in which to do so. Between (still) trying to finish a publication based on my master’s thesis, the Fiasco’s car spectacularly failing inspection leading to a bout of reluctant car-shopping, dealing with a cell phone that quit on me out of the blue, worrying over my mom’s neck surgery she had today, and preparing for big meetings at work — things have been a tad hectic. Here’s what I’ve been able to knit this week:
|Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, colorway Box Jellyfish (now sold by Cephalopod Yarns)|
I have seriously been casting on what will be a baby-sized Turn A Square hat for my future nephew since Saturday. Crazy, right? Right. What is nice, though, is that I was able to get out of work early enough to enjoy some sunshine today, so I headed straight to a local wildlife refuge and took a 2-hr walk through some coastal areas:
|My cell phone takes lame photos so this is all you’ll get.|
After essentially hibernating January through March, it felt so good to be outside again. The only problem is my feet and legs didn’t quite agree. I wore new sneakers that have only seen the treadmill for a half hour at a time, so traipsing for 3+ miles over gravel, sand, and grass trails was a bit rough. My feet blistered up pretty bad and I’m sure I’ll be feeling the walk in my legs and hips tomorrow… but it was worth it. 🙂
No other knitting has occurred this week, I swear — which is just wrong. I have been winding some yarn, though (yes, I’m still in the process of that, too):
|BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight, colorway Budding Twig|
This lovely springtime-colored-skein will become a Lintilla shawlette, designed by Martina Behm. It is a sweet, ruffly, garter stitch shawlette that will be perfect for office knitting. I’m starting this project instead of all of the ones I debated before, in order to 1) use my home-knitting-time to finish up some old WIPs and 2) give me more time to make up my mind on the other shawls. Solid plan, I think. Plus, who could resist knitting such a happy springtime colorway mid-April? Nobody.
Hope you’re all having a good week! Check out more WIPs by clicking the image below.