Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Therapy Knitting

So, here I am sitting at the hospital waiting for my mom to go in for her cataract surgery,  working on a potato chip scarf I'm knitting it in Manos Maxima on size 10 needles. This is a super fast relaxing knit that I will probably do again with my handspun. It's very portable and doesn't require dragging a pattern around.

While I probably have ten projects on the needles right now, most of them involve lace, and beads, and small needles, and at times like this, that's not what I need.

My fibromyalgia, or whatever it is, is acting up, so I went with big needles and soft wool yarn.

After I get over my ouchies, I would like to get going on another baby bonnet,  and maybe an entrelac baby blanket.

Until next time, may your yarn be plentiful and your needles nimble.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Baby Love

Well, I feel guilty that I haven't posted here for so long, but, truth be told, even though I've been knitting, I haven't finished much. Oh, maybe a couple of shawls, but most of my brain power and energy have been taken up by my new job and trying to get everyone where they need to go.

I've gone back to work after fourteen years as a stay at home mom, and, while I love it, it's taken some adjustment. Add to that multiple car problems and three people who have to get places,  and I'm exhausted.

Anyway,  I once again am going through a cycle where I have friends and family expecting,  so I'm doing some baby knitting.  First up is this sweet little bonnet knit for incoming niece Ireland. The pattern is A Bonnet for Baby Emma from the Fall 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. This one was really fun. I completed it quickly, it had beautiful lace, and it was well written. A winner all around.