Thursday, February 26, 2015

snow day knitting

Yesterday afternoon something miraculous happened (well, miraculous for Mississippi that is) ... it started as sleet, transitioned to hail, and then became fat, fluffy snowflakes that just.wouldn't.stop coming down! We already had what I like to call a "pre-emptive snow day" on Wednesday, since we were expecting some form of frozen precipitation to fall that day. But since the snow actually came, that meant today was a real SNOW DAY! So we hit the snow hard this morning and played in it as much as we could while bemoaning the fact that it was quickly melting away ... and now that the yard is back to mud/gray dormant grass/slop, I switched focus to my current knitting projects. 

Honestly, I'm still in shock by how fast this blanket is knitting up. Yup, you read that right--a blanket! The pattern is Stephen West's freebie, Garter Squish. It's worsted held double, on size 15 needles, and a neat and tidy i-cord edge. It's shockingly addicting, and I've been enjoying the warmth of knitting a blanket while simultaneously snuggling under it! I made a lot of progress on it yesterday while watching the windows for our first snowflakes! The main color is some Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn stripes, which I have 9 skeins that I purchased at least two (maybe three?) years ago with the intentions of making a blanket. The other yarn is a bunch of my oldest acrylic yarns from my stash, mostly navy blues that I have no desire to knit with! Some of this stuff is at least 15 years old ... if not older! I can't tell you how satisfying it is to see this finally get knit up!

And I started another pair of socks for when my hands needed a break from all that large gauge knitting ... these are chains socks pattern (from the latest issue of Sockupied) and the yarn is Socks That Rock in the colorway "What the Foqua?" Super, super fun and easy knit! These will go fast I think ...


  1. Love the snow! I SO wish it snowed here, at least once! The blanket looks great. It must be satisfying to move some stash that is that old - I have inherited some of my mum's stash that is about that old. And wow, I love the socks. Love the colourway, love the pattern. I cannot wait to see more of them!

  2. I love the colors in your garter squish! I've got one of my own on the needles and I'm loving it so far :) Also love the colorway in those socks, can't wait to see more of it.