A little ice, not enough snow, and oh so cold! My wool Wallaby only gets pulled out when the temperature refuses to rise above freezing. With the wind chill at 5 degrees, today is one of those days. I wish we had a real fireplace, but the gas logs are wonderful, expecially after doing laundry in the unheated laundry room! There's a great question/answer page here if you plan to knit one. They're much cooler- and warmer- than sweatshirts. Someone should do a knit-a-long with this pattern.
I finished a garter stitch hat, gloves, and bow-knot scarf just in time. The set took 2 skeins of Wool-Ease. My grandmother taught me how to knit the gloves when I was very young. I've lost her hand-written pattern, I am very sorry to say, but I figured it out again a couple of years ago using a pair that I knit for my mother when I was in high school. These are so thick and warm, but impossible to knit in.
I still have so many projects from last year to finish up, but when someone asks for something, I have a hard time saying no- especially when it's my husband who has never asked me to knit for him. He wants a scarf (which I immediately started in black Wool-ease so it will be washable as requested), but he also wants a ski-mask type thing- nothing over the face, but with a neck. Anyone know of a pattern? I guess I have until I finish the scarf to figure one out.
I helped DD#2 knit a furry scarf for her friend this weekend.
And I started a bulky knit hat and mitts for a friend, and then there are the baby sweaters for A4A and the hats and scarves for the homeless shelter. What am I doing here? I've gotta go knit!
By the way, did anyone else catch the CSI NY episode 2 weeks ago? A woman was killed by a knitting needle. Looked like a size 17 bamboo to me....