Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bang on the Drum All Day

Remember the Todd Rundgren song? I was thinking of that song Friday, only substituting the words, "I just want to knit on the couch all day" instead of banging a drum. This year is a rough one in many ways and I'm not alone in feeling this way. However, I'm determined not to live each week waiting for Friday, so I won't belabor the point here.

I cast on for the Everyday Brew hat using some stash yarn, a blue shade of Misti Alpaca, that I bought at a deep sale a while back and I've already finished it. I finished my beautiful Wayfarer scarf on Thursday night while I was at my knitting group and I'm hoping to block it this weekend and take photos, if it ever stops raining. I was able to photograph it but didn't block it yet; I used Canopy Worsted from the Fibre Company.

The hat was definitely a quick knit, and I'm planning to gift it to one of the girls for Christmas. I need to make a guy hat or two but the Tea Collection was calling my name. I so rarely make women's hats; not sure why though.


Steve was out of town for work last week from Sunday night until Wednesday night and he's doing it again this week, so I had my Rhinebeck friends over this afternoon for a knitting and tea party. I made spinach quiche and mini cheesecakes, plus it motivated me to do a little house cleaning!

I've made a few Honey Cowls, or at least I thought I had, until I started the most recent one and realized I'd been making them wrong. Every time I've made them, I've done the slip stitch pattern on every row, instead of every other row.

They are fine but I'm really liking the way it looks when knitted as the pattern was written. I'm using my last skein of Cephalopod yarn and I may have to keep this cowl because of the yarn. It's so gorgeous and since she went out of business, it's one of a kind.





I'm also working on the Guernsey Wrap; I love the Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool I chose, both the color, Pumpkin, and the crisp stitch definition.


This week should be fairly easy as I only have students on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Looking forward to it but also to more knitting time. It's time to cast on for another quick Tea hat!


1 comment:

  1. I hear it is tough all over! My district is definitely not having a good year. I love your Guernsey Wrap so much that I bought the pattern and some Peace Fleece to make my own! That is so funny about the Honey Cowl; sounds like a mistake that I would make!