**Updated to tell you to put your comments on this post (not here!). That way you can see the cool prizes** (don't worry Kate, I moved your comment over!)
I was going to write a post last week about my latest WIP.
And then I got some awesome mail.
And then I realized it was a special date this last week. So, here is a compilations of thoughts...
Early in Partner’s and my relationship, we went for a hike. It was a holiday weekend and we got into the parking lot late. We were about 500 yards down the trail when we discovered that neither of us had brought water. We discussed going back but didn’t want to lose any more time. For the first 2 ½ hours, we only saw one other person. It was during this lonely stretch of time that the foolishness of what we’d done by not bringing water struck. Twelve miles and five hours later, our hike was done and boy were we thirsty.
Since then, if one of us (or both of us) is making a bad decision to save time, the other will say, “No, don’t go back for the water.”
This is relevant to knitting because I’m working on a new project. It’s pretty mindless knitting so I’ve livened things up by practicing some techniques that are not required by the project, namely kitchener stitch and provisional cast-ons. Not wanting to wait to start knitting, I decided I “pretty much” knew how to do a crocheted cast on.
After I was done with one segment, I discovered I should have gone back for the water. Fortunately, I only had to untangle an 18 stitch provisional cast-on.
Hopefully I’ll have an FO early next week!
What are you knitting?
I was lamenting my lack of knitting mojo with a friend. All I want to do is knit for Wiggle. But most of the time, it's so hot that he's in a diaper. So sweaters, hats, etc seem kind of stupid. And everything for myself sounds equally stupid. It doesn't help that I mostly have wool, angora, cashmere, et cetera.
Well, my wonderful friend sent me a little something to get my knitting mojo back. It's silk and seacell. The night it showed up, I didn't get the house cleaned or get to bed on time... but I knew what this was destined to become!
My project bag
Recently got an upgrade, thanks to winning a generous giveaway at needle and spindle
It just makes me smile when I look at it.
Which brings me to my final point! My FOUR year blogiversary snuck up on me this past week! So, let's have a giveaway! I really haven't had time to get down and look in my stash, but let's get started anyway.
For one entry: help me find something fun to knit for Wiggle
For a second entry, blog about this post.
I think I'll leave the giveaway open for two weeks. I have a little compassion for fellow moms that might not get to read blogs each day and thus miss out on giveaways. That also gives me a litle bit to find a good yarn treasure (or two). I'll do another post in a couple days with the cut-off details and maybe I'll have a yarn treat up by then!