three months later...

hizKNITS's picture

my home-buying excuse for not knitting is wearing thin. I'm all moved in, the house is functional and the yarn's been stashed. it was high time that I start up again. and, yes, I was even dreaming about it.

I was antsy to buy a new book for inspiration (Teva Durham or Debbie New?), but I forced myself to consult one I already owned. I hadn't spent much time with it, so I decided to crack open Anna Zilboorg's Knitting for Anarachists.

I wasn't ready to start swatching out new designs, so I decided start sleeve2 of my aran sweater. there's so much to be learned from the classics. besides, inspiration always comes quickly when bored by tedium.

aransleeveSun

Sunday night: I started the ribbing of the cuff. it felt wonderful to be using my hands again. but then bedtime called.

aransleeveMon

Monday afternoon: after the patriotic festivities (shrimp and basil pasta, corn on the cob and banana cream pudding), out came the knitting bag during our conversation. as you can see, quite a bit more got done.

I'm travelling in two weeks, and I'm not sure what I want to bring with me. Finish this sweater or start something new? once that trip (swim competition) is over, I'll return to my favorite knitting night at 3DB.

I missed you, sweet wool.

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Knipper's picture

The aran design looks great.

The aran design looks great. Keep it going.

Traveling and knitting projects. Always a dilemma. I can easily pack clothing for a trip, but obsess over what knitting will come with me - even for a short weekend journey. I do find socks an easy one to carry along - not much space and I have done them enough times that I know the formula well enough.

Then there is having room in lugguage in case I stop by a yarn shoppe and have to have that particular skein of yarn with my name on it.

Have fun on trip. I love Anna Zilborgs book - just reading her stream of conciousness brings me so much enjoyment. I know friends think of me as eccentric, so I like the idea of being a knitting anarchist.

Take care. Be well and be creative.