The other night all I wanted to do was knit, but none of my current projects called to me. What was a knitter to do? Cast on, of course! Except I found myself stuck between a rock and a hard place: a new hat or sweater for Milesman?
The answer was both!
Which is how I found myself with the start of a Barley hat (knit in one of my LYS’s yarn dyed specially for them in a beautiful superwash wool. It was originally going to be a different sweater for Miles that never really seemed to work out and then ended up being too small for Miles anyways by the time I finished the body…) and another Flax Light in leftover Mechita yarn from my Boxy sweater (which means we’ll technically match!). I love the simplicity of these tincanknits patterns. Sometimes there’s nothing better than garter and stockinette stitch interplaying together, especially on a baby!
Now if only it’d get nippy again.
Since I was 18, I’ve gotten migraines. I don’t know why they started, but they decided they liked me and have stayed ever since. Nowadays, my migraines are at least a little more predictable – Chinook winds, sometimes if it’s threatening to rain or snow, bad stress, constant irritating noises, PMS – and I can usually dodge a bullet here and there, or at least know that once the rain starts my migraine will stop.
The problem lately is because my work has been going through renovations, that means lots of loud noise and stress combined. Needless to say I’ve looked like this most of my last few workdays.
Luckily for me, everyone at work understands my migraine situation and doesn’t begrudge me looking like an antisocial brat.
I’m pretty sure today though I almost hit my breaking point: for a good half hour or more someone relentlessly banged on something metal with something that sounded like a mallet, and it all reverberated all the way up to my office. Le sigh.
In other news, I FINALLY remembered to take a picture of my Flax in progress:
I chose a bluebell lace pattern from an old knitting book of mine, whose name always escapes me whenever it’s not in site. I thought they were appropriate because of the yarn colour, although I forgot to take into account that because it’s a top down sweater, that then means the lace will be upside down….Oh well, I’ve always liked arrow heads.