I think I have knitting ADD. My love and need of new projects is a bit out of control. I am not sure I should admit this, but I have 7 projects cast on and started. Is this wrong for a fiber lover?
The truth is I am so happy about it. I have projects on my needles for people I love and care about and several for me (insert a very big smile here).
As all of us who knit know, projects for us somehow end up being someone else’s. My beautiful alpaca scarf became my sister’s. She loved it so I gave it to her. It happens all the time. I figure, eh, I can knit another one for myself. Yet, I never seem to get to making mine.
Instead, my ADD kicks in and I am on to another project or determined to find the perfect project for another amazing skein of yarn.
The two projects I am working on today are the socks for my guy and a hat for a soon-to-be Mom that I work with.
I have really been enjoying knitting my first pair of socks. The Malabrigo Sock in the Persia colorway is so terrific. My guy loves the color and how it feels. Last week, he was saying how he needed some new dress socks. Little does he know he will be getting his wish. Don’t you just love surprises?
I am getting close to starting the heel flap; only about an inch to go!
The Mom-to-be is going to be the lucky recipient of several knitted gifts. Two lovely ladies we work with have been busy making her beautiful baby things too.
I am making my go-to baby hat. The Umbilical Cord Hat (link to the pattern on Ravelry). The pattern is great for someone learning to knit in the round. I love its simplicity and the rolled edge makes the hat adjustable. A great thing considering how quickly kids grow.
The yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca’s Worsted Cotton. It is unbelievably soft and 100% organic. Perfect for a baby. The colorway is Honeydew.
I am about to start the decrease and move to double-pointed needles to finish up. I think there might even be enough yarn for a matching scarf.
Today, I stopped at one of my favorite yarn shops, Cream City Yarn to pick up a few balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. This deliciously soft yarn will become socks for the baby. As always, the ladies at Cream City Yarn took good care of me. They are so wonderful!
As for the other projects, I have two summer sweaters, a jacket and a hat in the works. I will have more to share in my next posts.