Santa brought me KnitPicks Chroma in fingering weight. I love the cheerful colors. (Lupine) After careful consideration (this means spending way too much time on Ravelry, wait a minute? You can’t spend too much time on Ravelry can you? I call it therapy)
I decided I can knit 28’s Big Sister 77 Shawlette by Lynne Ashton. I only had to cast on twice to get going. I have promised myself to LOOK at the stitches as I go and at the end of each row. You’d think after all this time, I’d be very careful looking at my knitting , but in reality I’m usually half focused on the actual knitting.
I also promised myself I would not stop mid row for any reason. I tend to drop stitches this way. I also promised I’d cover my needle ends when I put this baby down.
This is a lot of promises to yarn for me. I really want this to be a great first knit of 2017. Knit pressure, it is the only kind of pressure I need.
In the move we lost a few Christmas plates. I was shocked, since Fireman and I did all the packing and unpacking. I blame the movers of course. I give people lots of slack but the movers were people I could not even make smile. Anyhow, these plates are 30 years old and my dear departed Mother in Law lovingly gave us this China each year for our anniversary which is a week before Christmas.
I have good news though. There is a shop in our new town that is very ETSY like. One woman makes small necklace pendants with bits of China. I could have her make for Al and One for Me for Christmas next year with this broken piece. I love the idea.
How are you doing? Are you exhausted? Ready for 2017? Knitting? Crocheting? We are all in this together. I’m hunkering down each day around 4 and I very much look forward to it as my knit time. I take out the electric blanket, and the cats join me and we try not to worry about stuff. Cause things break, and stitches get dropped, but it is all o.k. Cause we have each other and we are all in this together.