The past week has been a confusing time. I have so many projects on the needles and so many original ideas swirling around in my head that it’s almost impossible to think straight. In fact, I had so many new ideas that I had to stop casting them on and start writing them down.
I scribbled down descriptions, including gauge, type and colors of yarn and styling, and drew rudimentary sketches in to-do list notebook. How I wish I had a sketchpad and some colored pencils!
I recently dreamed up patterns for several hats, two pairs of mittens and socks—and I can’t wait to knit them and share them here on Creating a Family Home. My first pattern, published here back in November, is now on Ravelry for free downloading.
These ‘intrusive’ knits are great inspiration, but are also getting in the way of a gift I want to be knitting right now. Below are one of my little sweaters from Knit Picks’ Let it Snow ornament collection, the beginnings of an original earflap hat for Nathan and an original Ribbon Snake Scarf. When it rains, it pours!
I'm still reading the Yarn Harlot's At Knit's End, and recently added The Creative Family and Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule and Making a Family Home by Shannon Honeybloom to the list.
What are you knitting and reading?