The last two weeks have been hectic, to say the least (although I think I’m always starting posts with things like, “my life has been crazy…”), between Kyle being away on multiple business trips within a two week period, Thanksgiving (yay Canada!) where we/I hosted our first Thanksgiving meal for one side of the family plus another dinner, and just, emotional exhaustion common to the everyday mother.
Somehow within all that I’ve actually managed to be productive on the knitting front, even finishing a couple projects! Blocking included!
This beauty is Ashland by Brooklyn Tweed and knit in their newest yarn, Peerie (in Muslin, Nori, and Marigold), which is absolutely delightful. unlike Loft, it’s a smother spun yarn like Arbor. It blocks out beautifully, and is super soft. I could wear this sweater everyday if I didn’t constantly overheat from chasing Miles around.
And this is Ephemeris from PomPom’s winter issue last year, knit in Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock (in leftover Pomegranate) and Hedgehog Fibres sock (in Typewriter). Technically I finished this in the spring….but then never got around to blocking it, which really did make all the difference.
Also one I am quite pleased with (even if currently Miles does not seem too keen towards hats) is the Puddle Hat from the WYS Bo Peep Story Book, knit if leftover Malabrigo Arroyo ( in Sandbank) and Sweet Georgia’s Superwash Sport ( in Mint Julep). Honestly if I had enough yarn left I’d be tempted to play chicken to ty and knit the matching sweater!
Luckily (or unluckily perhaps) for Miles I have a sweater on the needles for him that I’m hoping to get done by next weekend when we have some family photos taken.
If I could have my way each one of us would be wearing a hand knit sweater for the pictures which technically we could although I’m not actually sure if Kyle’s still fits him, but in my crazy heart I keep thinking maybe, just maybe, I could crank out the rest of the Timberline sweater I started for him, over two years ago, just in time for pictures!? And then inner-Toria laughs and laughs and laughs then faints.
It’s true, I only have 3″ until the armholes. Both sleeves are done. It is possible if I put everything else on hold including housework, feeding everybody and the rest of my projects on hold.
Maybe he’ll get it for Christmas.