My Dad used to say that the horses were “off their feed” meaning they were upset or too sick to eat. A few nights ago I was listlessly sprawled in a chair watching TV and DH asked why I wasn’t knitting. It is unusual for me to sit for a moment and not knit. I told him I was off my feed in a knitting sort of way. I can’t seem to get started, pick up the sweater or hat, or start something new. I have a case of the blahs!!
Then yesterday I saw the TGV Shawl and my interest was stirred. I have a skein of sock yarn and I don’t care to make socks right now. So tonight I planned to wind the yarn for TGV but I decided that skinny little sock yarn just wouldn’t do it for me!! I wanted something soft, warm and with some weight around my shoulders and neck. There it was, right in my stash cabinet—Lion Brand Wool Ease. Good old Wool Ease, is there anything better? It’s soft and warm and washable, and then there is that wool/acrylic factor that makes it long-wearing. Wool Ease in forest colors of brown, dark green, dark grey and brick red, it's going to be beautiful!!
To get me back into the knitting mode I have also stocked up on crochet cotton to make dishcloths as Christmas gifts. I found this pattern by Erica Lea and couldn’t resist. I enjoyed knitting with crochet cotton when I made bookmarks for a recent swap and went on to use it for the lacy bonnet. If it works for a hat it should work for dishcloths!! Woohoo I’m back in business!
My knitting yearnings have returned and all it took was the TGV pattern, some crochet cotton and a few skeins of Wool Ease. I hope it will give me the inspiration I need to finish the sweater as well. All this and dinner is ready!!
Life is good.