Would you look at that, I’ve actually been knitting. The body of my sweater is finally done! I can’t say how excited I am to have hit this little milestone, mainly because it’s taken so long to get here. I’m mostly a process knitter, I knit because I like to knit, I don’t really care what the end product is (for the most part), which is why I love knitting for KnitPicks. But I’m also an impatient knitter and I like it when things are done fast and this sweater has been on the needles since October which is entirely too long. The yoke was fun to knit, I liked all the irregularities in the yarn and knitting with your own handspun is always a treat and to move to that boring stockinette in the round body was kind of a letdown and very monotonous. But all sixteen inches (at 46-ish inches around, I can’t remember how big I made it) are done and I just need to work up the motivation and find the time for the sleeves. I had originally planned on knitting the sleeves straight with no shaping but I’ve decided to do a little shaping instead, I don’t think I’d like the bigger cuffs.
I’ve had my work knitting (which is just about done) to keep my busy but I did take some time Monday to weave up a couple squares and make a little pouch for my camera filters (a circular polarizer and a UV filter). I used my four inch Weave-It loom and some KnitPicks Comfy, a cotton/acrylic blend that is very smooth, soft and drapey. I just wove two squares and sewed them together and I think I’ll use a button and loop closure or some velcro to keep it closed. This was a quick little project, it took just a couple hours from start to finish (with a lot of distractions) and used barely any yarn.
Here’s the start of my big project, spinning for my mom’s scarf. This is still the Rambouillet/Llama blend, natural colored, and the first of three bobbins. I have about half of my second bobbin full now and I’m getting ready to do some more spinning now. I think the yarn is going to turn out a little thicker than I wanted, which is fine, and I’m happy with how consistent and even my spinning is considering how long it’s been since I’ve done any spinning.
As soon as I get paid for my last KnitPicks project I’m going to buy my new ukulele. I’ve decided to go with a cheaper model to save a little money, that way if I don’t owe any taxes I’ll be able to order a loom with my saved up tax money (or I can be sensible and save that money towards next year’s taxes).
That’s it for the year! Have a happy and safe new year everyone!