You see- Football season ist he best time of year. It starts to get chilly, so it’s time to start your Christmas/ self knitting, your fiance requires less scrumptious food than usual, and you get at least 4 hours of uninterupted knitting time on Sunday AND Monday evenings. What could be better?!
So- Roanne and I are sitting on the couch knitting last night during the Pats game. Roanne is working on a sweater that she’s been knitting for 7 – 10 years, we’re not sure exactly when it was started, what yarn she is using, and she doesn’t really have a pattern, but she’s almost done. It’s very exciting. I think I talked her into making it a tank top, so she doesn’t have to do arms.
I was working on Aibhlinn from Knitty Winter 04. It is so much fun! It took me the entire game to cast on and do the bobble row- WHEW! But now that I am knitting the body it’s going pretty quickly. I ADORE how it looks. I’m so excited to see the pattern progress! Here’s a close up of my progress:
You can tell that I didn’t use the sage as I had originally specified for this project, but I found three skeins of this color laying around my house and couldn’t justify not using them. It is the Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton in Pebble. I think I originally bought it to make a striped scarf with Nut. I think this because I found two skeins of Nut that I don’t even remember buying! Crazy yarn shops! I bought them at this great little yarn shop in Montclair, NJ that I miss every now and again. The woman wasn’t overly friendly or overly enthusiastic and she always would try to sell you kits, but it was a friendly store with a good yarn selection and you would sometimes find really funky things.
I am taking a trip to A Good Yarn in Brookline tomorrow! I’m super excited! Everytime I go- it’s closed. My fault – not theirs. I always go on Mondays or on Sunday morning before they open, so I planned a special trip for tomorrow to check them out for real. Ben was really funny- he is hoping that I have a good yarn store trip. It’s probably because I threatened to move back to NJ if he didn’t talk with me about yarn. He’s hoping I’ll find an outlet. I’m working on starting a stitch and bitch at work. I taught my boss how to knit and have gotten an idea of who knits. Maybe I’ll try to figure out a day we can knit and lunch. Soo excited. I’ve been knitting on my lunch break and on my commute, so hopefully this cowl will fly by. Actually there’s a great article in Knitty this month about knitting on your commute. She did it on the NYC Subway which seems way more hard core than on the Boston T system. Here it is. Knitty on the subway is a lot like knitting at the office. Conversations strike up like you would not believe!