two wip's (works in progress) at the moment, first the elizabeth zimmerman pi shawl. i stalled for a bit on this after increasing to one thousand, one hundred and fifty two stitches. it was difficult to move them around the needle and one go round would feel like forever. it wasn't much fun anymore. without thinking i picked it up one day on the way to my mom's. and as i sat with her, i began to knit it again. row after comforting row it grew, then without realizing, i was out of wool. since this is a truly unplanned knit, as far as colors and size goes, it is my own fault. it was only good luck that i found two more balls available and as soon as i receive them this will finally be done. i've no idea yet though how i'll block it, once it's released from the needle it's going to be large.
made with beaverslide dry goods fine merino wool, ravelry notes here.
next, on the needles, a deep yellow wool that couldn't make up it's mind what it wanted to be. after two pattern changes and one unraveling, it finally settled on this. making a cardigan out of fingering weight wool, with size one needles for the rib and size three for the body makes for another slow and steady knit. but now, it feels just right. i told myself i'm not allowed to change my mind again, this is the one. made with madeline tosh merino light, ravelry notes here.
then, one dark and rainy morning, while peeking at some favorite online yarn shops ,when i really should have been doing dishes and laundry and getting ready for work, i discovered a new wool being offered by quince & co. as soon as i read the words heathers, limited edition for winter, and the colorway, kumlien's gull, i was ready to place my order. justifying it as not completely impulsive, since i'd already purchased the pattern a few months ago (the things i tell myself). i really have no business buying any more wool at the moment. but it was named after a seagull...
i've been reading 'love poems from god' , an exquisite anthology that's become a favorite. i think this would be a good book to gift, there is something in it for everyone. joining with ginny at small things for the yarn along, a place for weekly inspiration of knitting and reading.
p.s. watching this wee hummingbird sit through a rainstorm made me giggle. he alternately shook his feathers, ducked when drops landed on his head, and stared back at me grumpily, even though i invited him in.