Well, I’m later than usual, joining Ginny’s Yarn Along. O well.
I included in the picture my dirty windows, so that all you other homemakers out there see that we are all not perfect and no one gets to everything, especially if there are 4 children living in the home. You’re welcome.
In my knitting work in project picture this week, you see a pair of wool shorties that are being sold to a friend of a friend. They’re in some lovely Peruvian Highland Wool and very squishy. She couldn’t decide between the blue and the green. I already had some leftover blue from a previous soaker project, so I told her that we could just purchase the green, and I could use the blue as an accent color. I’m planning on embroidering a little baby elephant on the bum in the blue. Last minute I cast on for a blue waistband as well to make it pull together a bit more.
Yes, you do see that I sometimes use my wedding ring as a stitch marker. I have lots of stitch markers now, so I don’t know why I forget and use it as habit sometimes when I can’t find any in my project bag. In the past it’s always been incentive for me to finish a project fast so that I can get it back.
It would normally be done by now, but my arms have taken a toll from working on the Serina Cardigan, and I’m taking more frequent breaks with my knitting. Knitting in US size 3 needles just makes my hands too tense, and I should have been breaking it up with projects using bigger needles like this one (size US 7 for this one) to make sure I’m relaxing my hands while I’m knitting. I really want to get the Serina done for Christmas, though. Cross your fingers for me.
I’m going to blame my arm aching on Solveig a bit too. She’s been breaking in some new teeth and wants to be held all the time…and she’s not a tiny baby anymore. So to be on the safe side to make sure I’m not hurting myself, there are several days that go by where I don’t knit, and during the day when Solveig is awake and needy, I either put her in the Ergo, or wear some little arm braces that I got at a drug store a few years ago when the same thing happened when Elias was this age.
I’m finding lots of solutions to help her feel better, but she’s still been a bit clingy. I’m sure it will be short lived as she’s getting very adventurous in trying to walk. I’ve decided to enjoy her snuggles while they last. Knitting will be there when she’s older.
I still need my fix, though. When I’m not knitting in the late evenings, I’ve cleaned out my sewing room and will start pulling together a few last minute Christmas gifts. I want to make a few outfits for Silje’s doll.
I’ve also been reading my book that I couldn’t find at all for this picture. I’m reading All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. I had not heard of “The Yarn Harlot” before but I read some excerpts from this book online and was hooked. It’s a whole book with essays on knitting and she’s so stinkin’ funny. Knut will hear me laughing out loud on my side of the couch quite often these evenings. Although, when he asks what’s so funny, I’ve learned it’s not very effective to explain to him a knitting joke. They are completely lost on him.