January 01, 2023
Time marches on. It’s a new year! Woohoo!
Let me get caught up, since I haven’t actually posted here in a month (advent calendars don’t count).
In in November, I finished the Eastport pullover, it fits beautifully, and I love it.
I finished the Helgen socks which I’ve worn numerous times.
I finished the Hitchhiker Shawlette but don’t have a picture of it.
And finally, I knit a very simple cowl out of some handspun yarn that I spun before my stroke out of merino fiber that I dyed with goldenrod:
It’s a lot more bright yellow than the picture shows.
In December I knit the Mystery Advent Knitalong by AnnaKnitter, which resulted in this cowl:
I used up yarn from my stash. The rust colored yarn is Permin Estelle, sadly discontinued, the gray yarn is Swans Island fingering, and the light gray yarn is leftover from a sweater that I knit.
I knit a pair of Freezer Gloves too. What are freezer gloves you say? They are gloves to wear when you are rearranging stuff in the freezer to get to the bottom because everything you want is always on the bottom, even if you put it in there only yesterday. And frostbite sucks.
I also spun a bit. Behold 4 ounces of merino top, hand dyed by Spunky Eclectic.
I am finally working on my EZ Gansey, Reynolds #350 using the black Romney that I spun this year:
I am also making a pair of long leggings to keep my legs warm this winter out of brown Bungee, a Plymouth yarn that is discontinued. It’s mostly merino with a little bit of spandex for stretchiness.
I have about a foot done out of the 36” but don’t have a picture yet. It is unbelievably boring to knit, and the I’ll have to make another one. The pattern is from Lion Brand, in a 6 x 2 rib that decreases gradually. I’m sure they will keep me warm, but I really don’t like knitting them.
The future has much more bright colors in store! Stay tuned!