I took a few weeks off from knitting for other people (in theory) and knitted whatever I felt like. It was refreshing. It’s not that I don’t enjoy knitting for friends and such – I do, I thrive off it. Even when I try to knit myself something it ends up being for someone else. I am what is known as a ‘process knitter’. I enjoy the act of it more than the finished objects.
That’s not entirely accurate though; I love the finished objects. But like a proud parent I want to send my creations out into the world. Or something.
I bought a mahoosive dragon’s egg of blue wool/acrylic when a new yarn store opened near where I used to work. It’s a beautiful royal blue that I adore. It’s already made some socks and a few little things but I decided to make an aran-weight shawl for myself as a reward for life and such. I picked a pattern and off I went.
There are many mistakes in this shawl. Many. So many. But I give no craps because it is for me and no one else will care. It’s quite freeing.
I’m also knitting some mitts but those are for someone and they’re a surprise so this is the only picture you get. I have to say that my love affair with malabrigo started a month or so after beginning to knit and it hasn’t died. So buttery. So squishy. Augh, it’s so perfect and this colourway (Jupiter) makes me so happy.
I’m also re-knitting a jumper for my little sister because the one I was doing just wasn’t feeling right. It didn’t feel like it would work for her – my sister Megan is a super classy broad so I want her to be decked out in something super classy. No picture yet because it’s still on the garter-stitch hem; I’m nowhere near anything interesting yet.
So what do you guys have on the needles/hooks lately? I’d love to see!