Lately, I have been in a knitting slump. I start a project and take forever completing it. Of course the trip to PA did not help. Instead of knitting, I walked almost everyday since the snow had melted visit and finally go on walks since the snow had melted. Knitting took a backburner.
Thankfully, knitting has picked up. I completed three projects this past week (all of which were stash busts!!!). I only have pictures of two of the projects.
I knit the Mustard Scarf for Very Shannon's Gilmore Girls KAL. The mustard scarf has been in my Ravelry queue for awhile. I knit it with Lion Brand Homespun yarn (not my favorite), but: 1)It was in my stash, 2)It is easy to wash and care for, and 3)It gets softer after washing.
The second knit complete was the Garter ear flap hat. I knit it with Cestari traditional 2 ply wool, which I bought two years ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Despite the slightly coarse feel of this yarn, I enjoyed it (the feel is similar to Peace Fleece, but not as "scratchy"). After washing it with Euculan and a tiny drop of conditioner, it is MUCH softer. I plan on giving it to one of the babies (from church) born in March.
I'm listening to The Secret Garden. This is one of my favorite books. It brings back memories from the summer of 1991 when I was in Northern Ireland with my mum; we were visiting my grandparents. My mum read this book to me that summer. I love the themes about family, compassion, and love.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along.
What are you reading or knitting?
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