Muddling along

The destashing felt so great. The bulk of my stash is once again stuff I’m excited to knit with and dream about, it eased our finances enough to splurge on a couple of things, and hopefully it made some other folks happy too.

Meanwhile, knitting continues on at a maddeningly slow pace:

Yeah, that would be the very beginning of the front of a worsted-weight sweater in a 3-year-old size. In two weeks. SIGH. I ultimately decided to finish the back to see how it looked, and I think that many of you are right in that the muted color allows for a more complicated stitch pattern without looking too busy. Jacob pronounced it “gorgeous” and is harping on me to finish it. Maybe I’ll try to get the thing done by the time his school starts next week?

Of course, his feet are cold, too.

I had plenty of the emergency-acquired Bronzed Forest left over from Tomten, and I was stuck without appropriate needles at knit night one week, found a pair of dpns in my purse (just in case, you know, I ever had a sock emergency), and cast on. These are just basic 52-stitch socks (I get 8 stitches to the inch) in a 3×1 rib pattern.

I’m anxious to finish all of the Jacob knitting, though. One of the splurges I made with the destashing cash was to get some sturdy, less-spendy yarn for a more casual sweater for me. I feel badly wearing my really nice sweaters with the baby, who is still unpredictable in the spit-up department. The solution?

I can’t wait to cast on! Happy New Year, everyone!

16 thoughts on “Muddling along

  1. i think it’s gorgeous too 🙂

  2. Oh! You’re going to love Cassidy! I wear mine all. the. time. That’s a great color too!

  3. I’ve been debating between Cassidy and Twist for a sweater for ages…still can’t decide!!

  4. Yay! You’re back, and with knitting content to boot. Happy New Year!

  5. Jacob’s sweater is looking gorgeous. I’m always amazed when moms of young-uns find any time to knit at all!

  6. Destashing is good. I just recently did so myself. It’s nice to be able to just love what’s in your stash. Great progress on your projects.

  7. Jacob’s sweater is gorgeous. Did you ever find that ball of yarn that went missing?

  8. Ooh! That’s a great shade of blue.

    Happy New Year!

  9. I love the way the color on the edge of Jacob’s little sweater contrasts and gives it some zip without looking busy. It *is* gorgeous. But it’s high time for a sweater of your own, too! It will be fun watching that one come along. Happy New Year!

  10. Is that Cascade 220? What a lovely shade. And the sweater looks good!

  11. Oh those socks are so sweet! Sorry that the knitting is slow, such is life sometimes, sadly…

  12. Love the sweater!

  13. Happy new year! xx

  14. That cabled sweater for Jacob will be adorable! And you definitely deserve a good project for yourself! Happy New Year!

  15. Happy New Year!!!

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