don’t mind me, I’m knitting.

…marc is due home in the morning from a ten day trip to asia. the day he left I had grand plans for finishing projects (my december journal, 2012’s first one little word prompt, maybe even a photobook from our mexico trip and certainly I’d get my yarn room organized and my photo album updated), starting a few (a birthday gift for katie’s mother-in-law-to-be and the two charity hats I hope to have finished before the month ends), getting the last of the holidays swept away and generally being in a great place to start the new year.

ten days later I haven’t finished any of those projects, but I did make a good start on this year’s one little word prompt. I watched an entire season of downton abbey while I finished a shawl…and I started five new knitting projects – two for shop KALs, one charity hat, that birthday gift and one maggiknits…and today, I couldn’t help myself.

I started one more.
62:365 smitten.
seriously, I’m smitten with the new shibui heichi yarn – it’s a rustic silk. gorgeous colors. worsted weight (it knits up pretty quickly) and the patterns in this book are stunning. I want to knit the entire book in those four colors – plus another medium brown I’ve asked theresa to order. all before summer hits.

(I might need help!)

7 thoughts on “don’t mind me, I’m knitting.

  1. Whenever Tom makes an Asia trip, I always have Grand Plans for what I will accomplish in his absence. It never happens! (I usually get sidetracked. Often by yarn.)I can see why you're smitten!

  2. Dale doesn't travel for work but he used to go to Maine for a 2 week hunting trip every year and I always had grand plans, too! One year I redid the dining room wallpaper when he was gone and another year I redid all the closets in the house – don't be too impressed by that one as we only have 3. I think it's because the kids were younger and I couldn't just sit and knit. If he went away now that's probably just what I would do! I love the colors for your new project.

  3. Busy! It's all very pretty though! Can't wait to see everything you've been working on in person 🙂 xo

  4. I won't be knitting as speedily as you, but I did buy the book today. All of the patterns look like casual, classic pieces. I would love to sit and knit with you.

  5. Love the patterns and the yarn Classic styling, beautiful colors. Would love to get the pattern book, do you carry it at the store? All the best,Michelle

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