September 22, 2008 § 4 Comments
When the rest of life is moving at a frantic, break-neck speed…. yarn seems to calm and slow everything down. Also, feeling a wee bit under the weather slows things down too. Airborne is my new best friend.
My non-blogging friend, Linda, brought back this beautiful skein of sock yarn from Canada for me. Wool sock weather has been creeping in again. My feet are typically cold the whole winter. So much so that my husband has taken to calling me Mrs. Winterfeet.
Because we must have more than one sock project in progress at a time (so that there are knitting options), the Evening Stockings for a Young Lady from Knitting Vintage Socks were started. This Pagewood Farm Merino/Bamboo sock yarn is a delight to knit. It’s so soft and squishy…
The beauty of having multiple projects going on is that I can choose the project to fit the mood/time available/concentration level of the moment. Gary’s River Forest Gansey from Handknit Holidays was perfect lazy knitting interspersed with napping yesterday. Maybe we both need River Forest Gansey sweaters? Then again, there are a dozen other things I’m itching to knit as well.
But the best time to slow down and relax is during our annual weekend at the beach in the fall. I’ve decided to work on my lonely, neglected Babette Blanket and to frog the Olympic Sweater and overdye the yarn in a darker color. I am so looking forward to getting away for a couple of days this year. The reservations have been made. Now it’s just a matter of waiting… and trying to reduce my to-do list.