Grant thinks I am addicted to knitting… and he may be on to something! You see, I often have phases that I go through. This is most evident with food (right now I love steamed edamame with a little salt) where I’ll eat a ton of something for a few weeks and then it will slowly evolve into something else. Well… the phase for the last few weeks is knitting.
I went to MN a few weeks ago and went into one of my favourite knitting shops called The Yarnery. I saw this sweater and it looked simple enough and quick to knit, so I went ahead and bought the yarn and the pattern:
After I finished this sweater (which I love), I was inspired to finish another sweater that I started last year:
This one didn’t turn out quite so well. It looks great when I’m not wearing it! Since I finished it, I have tried altering it a bit and it is fitting much better… although not my favourite. To top it off, since washing it it continually smells like a wet sheep and sheds. But it’s very warm!
We took a very quick trip to Calgary for fall break to see my family and I knit these cute slippers on the plane ride there and felted them while in Calgary. I love these, especially since I was able to use leftover yarn and buttons I found in my mom’s house.
Okay… so maybe I am addicted. But the green seater and these slippers did not take that long… and the cable sweater I started a long time ago! I know, excuses, excuses. I suppose this is a productive way to procrastinate!