This morning we awoke to our first snowfall.
Not feeling quite up to using my wheel for spinning, I substituted some stitching. I’m on the border of my Miss Grace Shawl. At 770 stitches, it sure feels like I’m approaching the end at a snail’s pace, but I’m getting there.
And I’m getting excited.
In beginning to plan out the next month of knitting. As usual, with only a handful of weeks to go, I’ve decided to add some holiday knitting & spinning into the mix. And then since I’ve been wearing my Saugerties Shrug constantly lately, I thought, “Hey, I should knit up that matching hat.” Colorowork in worsted weight will just fly off the needles, right? Well, this started what can only described as an epic expedition into my uncharted, recently moved stash to find the skeins of Plucky Trusty in Magnet & Steel and Thank You Note that were leftover from the shrug.
Well, on the first dive into the ‘deep stash’ I found my Thank you Note skeins…
But the Magnet & Steel skein was eluding me.
So I dove back in and thankfully found it…
I may be hopeless, but I think only in the best of ways. This is what the first snowfall does to us — it makes those of us who knit and spin turn into these wildly, beautifully ambitious creatures. It convinces us that we must knit & spin all the things and that we can knit & spin all the things. If only we can find that one particular skein. And 10 others. After all, what is life without dreams & aspirations and lofty goals?