Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wool, glorious wool!

I haven't posted in a long time because I haven't been knitting or blogging very much lately. But then the weather started to turn, my life settled into a schedule, and people started getting pregnant, know, time to knit.

I never did finish the sweater I started for step-nephew #2, but I don't feel too bad about it. I got him some lovely other gifts, and maybe eventually I'll knit something for him. It's not like I knit much for my own kid, the one who's just 5 months older than he is. I might just finish the sweater and put it away, in case any of the imminent babies in my life turn out to be boys.

I did finish a baby blanket for Charlotte. She's no longer a baby, she's full-on toddler, but she still likes it to snuggle. And I loved making it, and it was a sentimental yarn choice.

I am currently actively working on three projects - I'm knitting a pair of booties, a baby blanket, and a sweater for Charlotte. I'll (hopefully) be updating Ravelry soon, too. The favorite project of those three is the Op Art baby blanket from I'm making the smaller size in the suggested black and white colorway, out of the recommended yarn. Which is all very unusual for me - usually I break free and adjust many, many things. But I loved the idea of black and white, Knit Picks superwash merino is really nice, and I just didn't want to have to think too hard about anything. Lord knows that if I had a reason to procrastinate, I would, and this baby shower is January 11th!

I don't technically have any Christmas knitting this year, which is a) kind of depressing and b) probably the first time in 9 years that I don't have any Christmas knitting planned. Though I would like to knock out a pair of booties for one of the pregnant women on my list.

I'm knitting entirely with wool right now - two superwash merinos and an old skein of something that I'm pretty sure is Artyarns Supermerino. I'm totally loving it, after knitting with lots of blends recently. Isn't it funny how you can start to crave wool? I even briefly fantasized about knitting myself a black DK weight cardigan, since I can never find one my size in stores in a natural fiber, but I think I've put that out of my mind for now. 3x on size 3s? No thanks.