Yesterday. It. Happened.
A wind came through, it brought rain, and cooler temperatures arrived. It’s quite possible that we’re finally done with 100+ temps. I’ve been done with them for some time but they still kept happening almost daily.
Maybe it’s just the flipping of another page on the calendar and seeing September that has made me think of tidying things up on the knitting front, or maybe it’s just that my little Rabbit Hole of an office is a disaster, or maybe I’m nesting for autumn, but recently I sorted through old WIPs (works in progress) and frogged a few that I knew in all honesty that I wouldn’t finish. Ever. It was particularly nice to locate some circular needles that I thought had sprouted legs and walked away.
This is my new interchangable needle case from Magpie Wishes. It’s perfect for my KP Harmony needles. And looky here – there are my double point needles in a matching case!
I’m happy with how organized my needles are now! If you’re looking for project bags and needle cases (and a host of other things) I can recommend Magpie Wishes on Etsy. Sherri’s craftsmanship is wonderful and she has a fun assortment of fabrics.
I wasn’t in the mood for work on anything in particular once I whittled down my WIPs to two so I cast on a sweet little pair of fingerless mitts from the 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. These were a quick and very satisfying knit. You could easily get one knit up in a day, maybe both if you had a substantial stack of videos to watch or a car trip scheduled.
This pair was knit with our Twin Canyon Fingering merino/silk yarn in colorway Santa Fe Sky. I think there just may be a few more of these in my future. They’d be perfect for gifting this winter. I think the next pair shall have beads. Yep, beads.
While I was purging the non-progressing projects I discovered my long abandoned Bridgewater Shawl by Jared Flood. It’s back in rotation, and I’m probably 2/3 of the way finished with the center square of garter stitch and looking forward to picking up around the edges and starting the lace border.
There are also several design projects in progress that you may (or may not) see in the near (or far) future. Tonight though, is all about knitting tidy rows of garter stitch in lace weight yarn.