It may come as a surprise, but I haven't knit in awhile. Not really. I've dabbled here and there, but summer doesn't always inspire me to cozy up with wool. This summer saw my projects neglected, yes, even on long car trips. I just rested, let my hands be idle for a bit. It felt good. It felt right.
Now that Fall is whispering to me in the evenings after the sun goes down, my wool stash has been calling me as well. Ideas for Christmas knits and thoughts of cozy evenings wrapped in flannel with needles flashing, well...I have been quite seduced. So I ordered yarn for my oldest son's Christmas sweater and settled in to begin.
I'm knitting High Water, and enjoying it quite a bit. The construction is different than I have ever attempted before, so that keeps me on my toes and interested. I'm using Black Berry Ridge worsted yarn in a natural dark grey. Isn't there just something about leaving color as it is, right off the fleece? I think so. This yarn is a bit more textured than the suggested options of the sweater, so it will be a bit more tweedy when all is said and done.
There's another reason I may be more inclined to knit these days. Something about knitting something (someone?) on the inside gives me the itch to knit on the outside as well. And yes, there is some inside knitting going on here as well. We are so blessed.
What are you working on these days?
(Pairing up with Ginny over at Small Things today. Come on by!)
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