Have I mentioned I love knitting. Well probably not because I haven’t been making time to do it. My love began for very practical reasons, when I was working as a “living history interpreter” at Historic Fort Snelling. We were provided the basics of our “costumes” but things like hats, mittens and scarves we had to make. So I learned in a jiffy because I was cold while working in unheated buildings in Minnesota in October. I still love wool and wooden knitting needles, leftovers from my experience there.
Over the years I have made a lot of things. Lately it has been mostly diaper covers. Last year I made Mavis a sweater which she doesn’t wear, sigh. It was very disheartening and I still haven’t finished Avril’s matching sweater. A recent post from Soule Mama really inspired me though. Apparently this momma of 4, soon to be 5 had time last year to knit 14 sweaters not to mention hats and other things.
Now last week we had a long car trip planned and then a farm conference so I got busy setting up my
Knitting bag. My aunt Janice made me this great bag for Christmas, I loved the print and it definitely needed a great use, so knitting bag it is.
Currently it houses 3 projects. A purchased pattern called, “Bo Ho Bandana” in baby alpaca. I have one nearly complete but need to make on a little bit bigger for me. I am also making the Shalom sweater Soule Mama is wearing in gray Cascade Eco Wool. The pattern, baby alpaca yarn and eco wool are all from a great local shop called Knit’n from the Heart.
She has been wearing her socks every day since I finished them. Now Two is asking for gray socks. So I am starting my Christmas knitting now. Socks or mittens for the children and a hat for Effie. Can’t say what Proeun is getting because he might read it and a few diaper covers thrown in. Lots of fun.