Friday, February 19, 2016

Actual Evidence

of knitting! I haven't banged out a sweater or anything major, but I did manage to finally finish a few things.

Dishcloths are truly mindless knitting, but it was so nice to whip these out in just a weekend for my sister-in-law's birthday. I had forgotten the thrill of actually finishing some FOs, even if they are just dishcloths.

The next thing I finished is a Twisted Rib Neckwarmer that I knit for The Loopy Ewe's January Monthly Mixer. Each month this year, The Loopy Ewe is coming up with a challenge project idea. The idea is to keep it loose to provide lots of flexibility in choosing something you would love to make (Because – do more of what makes you happy!). It’s nice to have some accountability for getting projects done this year and I can really get behind a challenge that has no deadlines! The January guidelines were to pick a pattern, yarn base, or yarn colorway that begins with a P (Loopy Rewards this year are based on the solar system, so P is for Pluto.) I knit Ring Around Pluto with Pashmina in the appropriate Stargazing colorway.

I also started the Loopy February Monthly Mixer project. It’s a short month so the challenge is to pick the yarn or pattern that has spent the shortest amount of time on your “must make/use this someday” list. I had just ordered several skeins of lusciously soft and warm baby alpaca yarn when Sheri at TLE announced this month's challenge, so of course I had the perfect reason to cast on immediately.  
I originally intended these deliciously warm fingerless mitts for Ryan in Colorado when they were having some incredibly cold temperatures. Now in mid-February their temperatures are approaching 70, while ours in the east are in the teens. I wonder if I’m a bad mother to consider keeping these for myself?*

*The answer to this rhetorical question is a resounding "No!"


  1. Keeping something that makes you happy and is very useful is the right choice (imo).

  2. I read your blog all the time. Really enjoy it. I haven't been knitting very Long. Will you please post the dish cloth pattern. I really enjoy making them. Thanks. Martha

  3. Ring Around Pluto! This is a new one! And, one that I think I might need to knit! I love your yarn choice!

  4. love the color blue of your cowl! I've just gone and put the pattern into my Ravelry library - hope to get to it soon!

    Linda in VA

  5. what a pretty pile of FOs! TLE's monthly projects sound like fun. ...And yay for new mitts for you!!

  6. you should keep them for yourself! definitely :) love those wash clothes and the stripe of red.

  7. oops, and you neck warmer too :) forgot that one!


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