I have a sickness. In the hottest summer I can remember, I have spent a not insignificant portion of my time covered in wool. Because I can’t stop. The crazier things get – and they have been kinda crazy with the move and impromptu remodel of our kitchen (to be discussed) – the more I want to drop everything and knit. Nervous, anxious energy is cast out as I cast on (I’m sorry, I spend too much time with a certain person who makes exceedingly bad puns).
My first project of the summer/spring was a sweater for me. Back when Knitty started and I had a tremendously boring day job I used to spend a portion of every
day looking at the patterns and wishing I had more time and money for yarn. Now, years later, I’ve actually finished a Knitty sweater designed by the talented Stefanie Japel. Plus, I got to work through a bunch of old stash yarn left over from a blanket that I made for a friend’s wedding two years ago.
This sweater was actually done in April, but it took me until June to find buttons that I liked well enough. Now I’m going to have to wait until October to wear it.
The second project of the summer is just getting wrapped up now. It is a pattern that I love from Mason Dixon Knitting. I’m making this blanket for my sister to celebrate her wedding. This is the second time I’ve made this blanket. It is super easy, if a bit tedious (especially the part I’m at now – weaving in all those ends). This is a pattern that screams for variations on the theme. Different colors, different widths, etc. I’m making one for us next. Just one more way to feed the addiction.