Yes, you read it, NEW PROJECT. My friend Farrah and I like to knit projects together, especially when she comes to visit. We had picked out a project to begin when she came for Christmas and after starting the project, we decided to bag it for awhile because this particular project was a bit fussy. Yesterday we were sitting around the house (actually lounging in my bed - yes, my bed. The boys get the living room, the girls get the bedroom - it is a bit of a tradition) discussing what project we might like to do other than the dreaded first project... I told Farrah I would be interested in knitting a shawl. Now if you know me, you know I am not a shawl wearer. I love the look of them, I enjoy knitting lace but they are not useful for me since I am not a shawl wearer. The shawl I was interested in, however, is a "shawlette". It can be worn more like a scarf - which I love. We agreed upon the Hayworth Shawlette written by Victoria Lynn. It is very symmetrical, not frilly but interesting. I chose to use Shubui Sock Yarn in the color Wasabi. I do love my green!!! Farrah chose to use a yarn from a company called SnickleFritz - yarn she purchased at Sock Summit because it is delicious and it also contains the name of her brother Fritz, who passed away 4 years ago in a plane crash. We started the shawls coincidentally on the anniversary of his passing. Please stay tuned for the updates on these shawls...
I have also been making progress on my "Owls" sweater. I have about 25 rows to knit before I am ready to make the short sleeves, attach them to the body and knit my owls. This sweater should be done far before the end of the month, unless I am distracted by some other fantastic wonderful distraction.
I hope to pick up my fiber from the local artist this week.
I am really excited that winter break is over for the boys. It is time for everyone to get back to a routine and for Mom and Dad to feel like we have some semblance of control again. Maybe Christmas will come down this week, maybe not. We will see.