And knitting… And knitting… And then I knit some more.
I firmly believe I’m an extroverted introvert. I’m able to play the role of an extrovert, I am able to flip the switch and extrovert all over the place. But deep down, I like the quiet, I value my solitude, I need to be able to recharge. All of the social distancing I’ve been doing this week may be driving the extrovert in me a little batty, but my introverted core is rather pleased.
And so I’ve been knitting. I got a three year project complete – more on this later; it’s a gift and I would hate for the receiver to find out about it early. This three year project was simple stockinette and a really great pick-up/put-down project, excellent for taking to the movies or, like in this last week, GREAT TV knitting.
I also got a pair of mittens made. Well, I got a second mitt complete.
The yarn matches my slo-pitch team’s colours (can’t miss the team playing in lime green), and we usually start late in the spring and finish early in the fall, where it can be cool enough to warrant these bad boys. I have enough yarn left for a hat, which, if things keep going like this, that should be completed in no time. This pattern is Cross My Palms, by Kate Atherley. I’ve made this pattern twice before and I LOVE it.
Speaking of hats, I got a sock head hat done. I wasn’t exaggerating when I said I got a LOT of knitting done this past week. The hat was another stockinette movie knitting hat, but on Sunday, I took it to a walking trail and got a few rounds done.
Fun fact- -1C is just a little too cold for outside knitting. Learned that one the hard way… Needless to say, got this bad boy done later that afternoon.
Finally (have I said I’ve been knitting a lot?), I joined a knit along challenge with one of my favourite yarn shops. I’m using up yarn that’s been in my stash for some time, and I’ve been working away at a sweater. I had four skeins of Sheep’s Grey Briggs and Little, two skeins of blue Briggs and Little, and one skein of Shetland Tweed; Elkko has turned out to be a great pattern for highlighting these colours.
So, that’s what’s happening in my little corner of the world. Working from home and knitting. All. The. Knitting.