Knitting is the thing I turn to when all else goes to heck. It takes the edges off of life, although sometimes things remain pretty pointy. Lately I’ve been under a lot of stress, and this week has been one of those weeks. You know the one where you manage to have a major exam, lose a hard drive, pms, headaches, sleeping too late and an arthritis flare up, all at once. Everybody has one of those weeks every once in a while.
On the bright side, stress seems to make me a productive knitter, if one who casts on too many projects.
I finished a sockhead hat which needs to go in the mail to a little girl with cancer (she wouldn’t like being called little, but 16 is little to me.) I couldn’t get a better picture of this, its more purpley and pretty and in focus, and really is flattering.
Sockhead Hat: US 3 needles (what I had free at the time) so I went down to 100 stitches and only needed a 50 gram ball. The yarn is Serinity sock weight in lavender topaz and is a merino/bamboo/nylon blend so its silky and cool to the touch.
I cast on a cool color work cushion.
I figure it doesn’t matter if my gauge goes off, worst case scenario I have to line it so the stuffing doesn’t show. Also, skull cushion in elegant grey and red, seriously sexy.
Next up, is the result of a little falling down with my credit card at the LYS. Moochi Plus, 4 balls. Now being knit into a seriously snuggly vest.
just look at this soft singleness. I need to learn how to spin a soft single, now.
the front of the vest. I’m doing the ribbing at collar and armholes before I finish the body so I can maximise my yarn and make it as long as I can.
I love the stripes. I know horizontally striped fuzzy worsted weight vests wouldn’t work on everyone, but there have to be benefits for being flat chested.
I also have a spinning FO, but that should be another post.