I've brought out my shawls. It's shawl weather here, at least in the early mornings and late evenings. As the air temperature shifts and as I begin to apply as many layers of wool to as many children as will let me, my thoughts turn to yarn and sticks. My hands are beginning to itch with all there is that might be made this season....
Steve has a favorite (of mine) tradition of stopping into the yarn shop on any gift-buying holiday to pick me out a skein or two. I love seeing what he chooses, trying something new or an old favorite, and choosing just the right pattern for it. This year, he picked up a bit of Quince and Co., Osprey, in the fabulous colorway of Honey. Browsing around Ravelry for just the right project, I found Annabel. How did I not know of Annabel? A few skeins later and it's on the needles.
I keep moving forward on this sweater, and it's just about ready to join some sleeves. It was meant originally to be a spring garden sweater, but who says I meant spring of this year? Exactly. Next year will do just as well. (Two sweaters for me, oh my!)
And perhaps the most exciting knitting project of all...my baby sister will be adding to our family quite soon. Thrilled with the news, it got even better when we found out twins were on the way! Identical baby girl twins! Oh goodness...this knitter is so excited by the possibilities that I can hardly narrow down my choices of what exactly to make. Same pattern, same yarn, same colors? Same pattern, same yarn, different colors? And round and round I go, hopefully landing myself in two finished knits before those baby girls arrive.