After all, this is a knitting blog. And I do knit every day.
(BTW, excuse my long absence... the High Holy Days always throw me off.)
I am trying to focus on a few projects instead of being so scattered. I have a friend who is a monogamous knitter and she finishes so many things. Inspired by her, I've made decent progress on the linen-stitch scarf.
It is very pretty and it will be a cozy scarf. However, I am still quite sure this will be my last linen stitch project. Too tedious. And it's very easy to make mistakes.
After four unsuccessful attempts, I put the Porto Sweater into time out. Instead I'm working on Design 10. Yes that's it's name. It's an easy cardigan so I should be able to finish this one. Normally I would not make a sweater with only three projects on Ravelry, but I saw a sample at the yarn store in Evanston and fell in love with it.
All the colors are off ... I waited too long in the day to take good photos.
Now for some exciting news: The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Show actually took place in person. I went with my friend Suzi, who I haven't seen in a while. She's a retired teacher, too, and it was so much fun to catch up. And, I wasn't too extravagant in my purchases!
A yarn store about 30 minutes from my house is about to start a mitten knit-along, so I purchased two skeins from their booth to make the
Songbird Mittens for Rachel.
I also picked up two luscious indie skeins of DK destined to be fingerless mitts:
And this bag just insisted that I take it home with me:
It was wonderful to attend High Holy Days services in person. Worship really is a community experience. My congregation is a combination of hippie and traditional Judaism that hits the right notes for me. I feel very lucky to have this unusual schul (Yiddish for synagogue) in my life. As always, I was very busy repenting!