I don’t think my needles have stopped moving all week! I’ve barely just put them down to write this post! At the start of last week, I was on a roll. Monday, finished a gift; Tuesday, finished a gift; Wednesday, yes you guessed it, I cast off a third object! Three projects in three days, complete. My largest project, the one I’ve been working on since September, is still very much a work in progress, and the recipient might receive it by the beginning of March. I knew that would be the project to spoil my perfect week!
After completing so many gifts, I was anxious to start something selfish, something for me. I’ve also been aching to use the yarn I dyed a few months back. It’s as if it was sitting on the shelf, silently tempting me. On Thursday, I found the perfect pattern to match its happy colours: Braidsmaid by Martina Behm. She is the same designer who created the ever popular Hitchhiker shawl. Her patterns are beautiful, and Braidsmaid ended up being a reasonable price, even after the currency conversion. I cast on as soon as I got home from work, and it is slowly growing, the centre braid becoming more pronounced. I love it.
After a glorious weekend of selfish knits and purls, gift knitting has resumed. Not only am I happy to see these objects taking shape, but I cannot wait to see the looks on faces on Christmas morning!
Back at it. Happy knitting everyone!