It is eleventy-million degrees outside (Fahrenheit) but today is September first so BY GOD I shall knit today. (Yes I know it is not actually fall for like three weeks. Whatever.)
I am currently working on a cardigan to wear this fall at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck). The pattern is Woodstove Season and the yarn is Plymouth Galway that my friend Cindy gave me when she was destashing last year.
I know, you can’t see anything and also I’ve already posted this picture. Shush.
I’m also trying to finish up a pair of socks that I started, oh, four years ago. One sock is done and the second is a foot, which means I just have to knit straight (with super-easy patterning) for like six inches.
Of COURSE I am making one thing on size 8 needles and one on 0s. Because I love my wrists. And my thumbs. Ouchy.
I’ve got a few designs for fall as well. A scarf and wrap set, of which I have knitted the scarf so far, and a shawl in the most luscious alpaca silk (Honor) that I think will be the knitting I bring for our trip east. The children are coming with me for Rhinebeck and we will stay with my mom in Woodstock for two weeks so we can go to my sister’s wedding in western New York. I do not know how we will manage without Will. I mean, not so much practically–we’re pretty resourceful–but we will miss him so much.
Once I’ve got these accessories (and one or two more Art Deco-inspired hats) out, I’m going to really focus on children’s garments. They seem to be my niche and I think I need to embrace that. (For one thing, no one is responding to my adult stuff. It is disheartening.)
I’m waiting on yarn for a boys’ sweater that I think will be just about the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made. It will be in SweetGeorgia Yarns super wash worsted, and when the original yarn was lost in the mail Felicia generously offered to redye it! I am constantly impressed with her company.
I’ve also got ideas for several mini pattern collections. I may have to declare 2014 the year of the e-book. Let’s see if I have the follow-through…