Limited Time for Knitting / Unlimited Inspiration
So, people did tell me that it would be difficult to knit after I’d had a baby, and they were right. No, no, this isn’t some hidden physical consequence of labor; it’s just that I’ve got this baby on my hands and, often, in my arms. I do a lot of baby-wearing, and a lot of walking her around in our super-duper buggy, but still it’s a challenge to have two hands and my brain free, all at once.So I don’t quite know what I’ve been doing, planning all these new projects. I put it down partly to the inspiration of P3 2012, partly to the startitis many of us knitters get in the fall, and partly to wishful thinking. I’ll be lucky if I get half of what’s in my mind done. But a girl can dream, right?
First, I have a couple of design projects in mind. I won’t tell you much about them, but I’ll show you the yarn for one of them:
It’s The Bluefaced Baron from Countess Ablaze, whom we met in Wales earlier this month. Look at those colors! Ooh, aah. DK Weight Superwash Bluefaced Leicester yarn. I’m thinking a cute little striped sweater for Alex.
I also want to knit Color Affection (also known as Color Addiction, or Affliction, or Infection, for its viral qualities), and to that end I bought some gorgeous Nimu Isel (Superwash BFL, Silk, and Cashmere) at P3. I even cast on for it there (as you saw in my last post):
This is a good project in that it’s garter stitch and so can be done pretty brainlessly. But I did choose this dark navy blue yarn for the beginning, which means I can’t knit it in semi-lit rooms. [Right now I'm doing a certain amount of sitting in our semi-lit bedroom, next to Alex's co-sleeper, hoping for her to fall asleep.] But, hey, I was able to do a little knitting on this today while Little Miss Feisty took her morning nap. This pattern is so fun, and a really good use for sock yarn. Since I seem to have a lot of sock yarn in my stash, I’m considering making more than one. Is that crazy?
Meanwhile, the fabulous Rachel of Porpoise Fur has released a pattern: the Leaf Peeper Cowl. This looks so fun. I can’t spin, and learning to do so would probably lead to more fiber in the house (untenable right now), but I have some bulky yarn in my stash that would look gorgeous in this…and, hey, a quick knit seems like it would be pleasing.
Anyway, I’ll let you all know how I get along. In the meantime, what’s on your needles? What would you love to knit, but you don’t have the time?