if at first you don't succeed...

...try again!

It seems like the FOs have been tumbling out of my fingers lately, but that's just what happens when you do lots of small projects. Also, I was in a hurry to finish this particular hat because in case you hadn't noticed, the upper Midwest is in a deep freeze. -17 degrees means even the short walk to the bus stop in the morning can be dangerous without properly warm clothes.

Pattern: Marsan watchcap, my second attempt
Yarn: Tahki Sedona, 90% wool and 10% silk in tweedy black, 2 skeins
Needles: size 8
Gauge: Dunno, but the hat fits! Stuart really likes it, so I consider it a success.

Next in the knitting line-up was going to be a sweater for myself, but there are two things that need to be done first. My good friend and neighbor is expecting a baby girl in a couple weeks, so I am making her a sweater. I'm trying a modified version of the EZ February baby sweater in a denim yarn...we'll see how it turns out.

The second project is yet to be determined, but it must happen soon. This morning I received news that someone a member of my family cares deeply about may be very sick. This is the sort of news that knocks you off your feet and reminds you of the preciousness and fragility of life. I feel sad and distressed and helpless. I want to channel my anxiety about the situation into some kind of prayer shawl-type project. It needs to be beautiful. It needs to be soft. And it needs to be something I can finish in a reasonable amount of time. I've already got a few ideas, but your suggestions are welcome.


Mrs. Allroro said…
My mom has crocheted some prayer shawls. You could ask her.
Dee said…
I sorry to hear that someone close to you and yours is ill. I have no pattern suggestions but as for needles and yarn I would go larger for speed. Have you seen Malabrigo's worsted weight wool? It is single ply and very soft and airy. I love lace with big needles and heavier yarn.

Dee Anna

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