First of all, because every blog post should have a picture, behold my year of colour from Instagram:
It seems like an appropriate photo for a post about knitting because so much of knitting is about color.
I don’t have any finished knitting to show you but I have been knitting and thinking about what I want to knit, not just next week (because vacation) but also into 2019.
I set a Ravelry Project Challenge for the year at 15 items and so far I’ve completed 13. (Ravelry says 10 but it’s counting the three pairs of Appleseed Mitts I made as 1 project and the two Hamilton Ornaments are also counted as 1.) I might just actually make my goal if I finish the hat I’m knitting for Jackie (which should be a slam dunk) as well as the current socks I have in progress. I have the Project Peace 2018 cowl on my needles but that’s a slow going knit and I’m guessing it won’t be done until after the first of the year. Then again. I have a thing about finishing up works in progress before the end of the year so perhaps I’ll have it done.
Looking ahead, I still want to knit the Party of Five cowl (I have the perfect gradient kit for it) as well as Orbit (I bought two different skeins of Tosh DK from the Loopy Ewe recently) so those will be carried over into my 2019 challenge. I also decided yesterday that I’m going to frog Skogafjall (it’s been in time out since last winter) and instead I’m going to use the yarn I have to knit another Stopover. Finally, I want to knit some hats. I bought a kit from Knitterly Things to make a Chevron Love Slouch Hat and I’ve also got the Ombre Cable Hat in my queue. Hats are a quick and useful knit and I’d do well to remember that.
On the reading front, well, there hasn’t been a lot of time for reading . . . but the good news is that I’m (finally) reading a book that I love: Circe by Madeline Miller. I resisted this one despite the fact that so many of you read and loved it because it just didn’t appeal to me. In fact, I think I’ve gotten it twice through Overdrive and just returned it without evening starting it. Last week, though, I asked Kym and she was pretty certain I’d enjoy it and she was right. It’s great . . . a compelling story, a strong female protagonist, and descriptions so real you feel like you’re right there. I’m hoping to sneak in some knitting time in between prep for our Christmas Eve party because I am enjoying this one very much.
How about you? What are you knitting and reading this week? Be sure and head over to Kat’s to check in with everyone on the unraveled front.