There really has been knitting going on around here, despite all of the life events of the past few weeks.
The challenge of course is translating that knitting to pattern writing, test knitting, editing, etc., when life throws a curve at you. Fortunately, you guys are awesome and hang in there with me! Keeping my fingers crossed that Dear Baby Francis will make its debut in the next week or two (I can't wait to show you the pictures!!), with the Uncle Frank hat not too far behind. Surprisingly, despite that big pile of hats, I'm not sick of knitting it yet! And I've inadvertently created a pile of gift knits, since only two of those need to be trunk show samples!
I didn't even try to write up anything last week. And as much as I was enjoying my new sock design, I wanted something a bit more mindless, comforting. I needed to just knit. And then the design jumped out at me and it was on the needles.
A cozy, slightly-oversized, cowl, inspired by my Winnie socks, in luxurious, 100% Aran cashmere from The Plucky Knitter. Talk about chicken soup for the soul. I've been saving this yarn for something special and the cowl flew off the needles. The matching fingerless gloves are almost done too. This is going to be such a fun holiday gift knit. My sister commented that too bad it wasn't in her colors. My mom, smart lady, said, I'll take it. To both I say no way! But, it was such a quick knit, I'm thinking my mom may finally get her gray fingerless gloves this year!
The only thing I need now is a name. I would love to call it Mimi, but there are a gazillion patterns named Mimi. I also thought Comfort Food, because that was what it was for me. But, the colorway is called Golightly, and part of me wants to focus on the cozy, happy, cheerful ness that that name says to me. I'm tempted to call it Golightly. There are just a few patterns with a similar name, but not quite Golightly. I will say, I can't wait to wear this when it is snowy up in Tahoe with a cup of hot cocoa. Or enjoying a big scoop of ice cream :)
Then I thought you guys may have some thoughts. Anyone?
I'll be back later this week with a few other fun knitting related updates! What do you guys have on your needles this week? Oh, and any new tv shows you've been knitting away too? I really enjoyed Prime Suspect and Revenge last week!