Knitting along with Ginny of small things, here’s what I’m working on this week:
The mittens are so fun to knit, but I know the finishing will be torture—80 ends to weave in per mitten. I knew it’d be like this, but I still wanted to knit them anyway. I was enticed by the pastel colors and the edibility of the design. I really do love cupcakes. Plus, I’ll have leftover fingering weight yarn in nice colors to use for my Easter eggs, more little sweaters and who knows what else.
|Don’t be fooled by the glowy afternoon sunshine—it’s still frigid outside!|
I also have Nathan’s spring sweater on my mind. I knitted up a swatch in Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport in Green Tea Heather and I can’t stop looking at it. I love the color more and more (can you tell I love spring?), even if the fabric lost some of its softness and elasticity after dunking and drying. I can’t wait to start designing this simple cardigan, but I’m making myself wait until I’ve finished the mittens and fleshed out my March socks, also an original design that I already started charting. So much to knit, so little time!
I’m still enjoying EZ’s the Opinionated Knitter—find out why on SouleMama, we seem to love her for the exact same reasons—and started reading Oprah’s biography. The unauthorized one. I don’t like her or dislike her; I’m in it for the story (read: good dirt), and I know it’s gonna be a good one. Did you know her name was supposed to be Orpah (the p and r are switched), a biblical name, but someone spelled it wrong on the birth certificate?