A Beginning

There’s a moment when I cast on that often makes me feel like I’ve just chosen the best project and pattern ever and actually makes me feel like I am SO LUCKY to be able to knit. This project is certainly one of those:

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This is the very beginning of Scottish Stripes by Ursa Major Knits. It’s a case where the handspun plays perfectly with the pattern, and that’s entirely one of the reasons I love creating handspun. That moment when you find what really works for the yarn is always thrilling to me. So far, this has been a very pleasant knit and I can’t wait to get home and work on the next section!

There’s not too much new to report otherwise around here. It’s been a busy week, I’ve worked late, but not for emergencies, just because it suited me to do so. Work was getting done, and I didn’t want to stop that momentum. That’s a nice feeling. I’ve done some knitting as you can see, but I’ve also had a lot going on otherwise, the dog has been needy probably because I’ve been out of the house a lot, and requires more attention than usual, and Miss Butterfly has me working on puzzles with her, which is a pleasure but it isn’t knitting. Oh, and it’s been cold and has snowed again, which is unpleasant. At one point yesterday while walking the dog, I realized that I had sleet absolutely pelting my face, while the sun was peeking through the clouds and shining in my eyes. I was like “SERIOUSLY!?!?!” I was so annoyed. And cold. 10 day forecast is looking a bit more springlike again, and there is much rejoicing. Though, it may be too little too late, because anything under 70 and sunny right now is feeling like a bit of an insult at this point.

I am willing to guess a fair number of you are feeling similarly!