I’ve been very flaky, random, and unfocused with my knitting lately. Usually I have very specific items picked out for the kids, and occasionally myself, which I faithfully knit through the summer, resulting in a relatively warm, woolen clad family. But this year I’ve just been bopping around aimlessly from project to project. I’ve mostly been knitting (and crocheting actually) blankets and shawls. I don’t know what it is, but the three shawls I’ve made for myself in the last year are screaming that I’m in a rut. The fact is, all I want to do is knit more! For the longest time I had absolutely no interest in sweaters or hats or well, anything at all that couldn’t just be wrapped around you. I think I must be going through some kind of withdraw due to not needing to knit any baby blankets lately.
So I’m arriving late to the cold weather knitting party, but I’m here. I made a hat in-between shawls. And I’m finally picking up a few sweaters that have long been wasting away on needles. The one above is complete. A friend who is relatively new to knitting started this project for herself, found that she was out of her depth and asked me if I would finish it for her. The pattern is Lucy by c2knits. I don’t remember what the yarn is off the top of my head. She knitted the main part of the body of the sweater. I picked up the stitches all the way around to knit the collar, hem, and front bands. I told her this part had been fun and she laughed at me. I also knit the sleeves and am happy to have returned it to her in wearable condition.
I still have several birthday sweaters from earlier this year to complete and several other ideas drifting through this brain of mine. I think it’s time to get to work.