Each winter when the cold winds blow, when the ground is frozen solid and spring is just a distant dream, I get inspired to knit.
I checked out my yarn stash and imagined the lovely things I might make.
I imagined all the eyelash novelty yarns above being made into a lightweight throw/afghan. A coat of many colors sort of thing.
These novelty yarns (below) attracted me, although I can't begin to imagine how tedious it would be to work with them.
See what I mean?
Wait, that's not all. Here's another boxfull of yarn.
I have all the necessary equipment, too. Several years ago I bought this neat book of knitting needles.
Any size needle you'd ever need for knitting that attach onto the plastic lengths. Perfect for knitting in the round, or not.
Tools of the trade.
And a book or two.
I found a sweater that I started several years ago. The pattern is from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears. She's an advocate of knitting-in-the-round. Sweaters are knitted from the bottom up, ribbing is added later. Sleeves are knitted up and the whole mass joined onto one set of needles where the sleeves meet the bodice at the underarms. No seams to weave; I like that!
The yarn is a fine New Zealand wool and was quite expensive. I need to finish it!
The front is almost complete.
I need to finish the sweater before I tackle socks - something I've wanted to try.
Several weeks of cold weather are ahead, so perhaps along with reading and other indoors endeavors, I'll get back into knitting.
How are you spending the cold winter months? Or if you're in that part of the world experiencing hot summers, how are you cooling off?