In my books, anytime is a good time for knitting, but if there was ever a winter weekend made for knitting, it was this one. With temperatures topping out at -32 degrees and dropping to -40 degrees, and exposed skin freezing in five minutes, we have been safely tucked in at home. The fire has been one, hot tea is always close at hand, and there has been lots of playing, crafting, reading, and knitting.
With all the holiday crafting, and then a few knits for friends in January, my February Lady Sweater was tucked away for a few months, but I am happy to say it has made its way back to the top of the list, and I finally finished the first sleeve last week. This week I will get started on the second sleeve, and hopefully have a finished sweater in time for spring.
I always like to have an easy knit on the needles, something I can work away at while the kids play, and pick up and put down as my attention is needed, so I decided to cast on a little scarf/shawl with some beautiful yarn I bought back in October from Mountain Girl Yarns. The colours kinda shout spring to me, and I think it will be perfect for those chilly spring days when a heavy winter scarf is not really needed.
Happy mail days are always fun, but when they include yarn I do a little happy dance. When Justin came in from collecting the mail one day last week with a package for me, I quickly peeked at the return address and knew immediately it was more yarn from Mountain Girl Yarns. Of course, I opened it right away, and was ever so pleased...gorgeous, stunning yarns, full of life and love. I am not sure, yet, what any of them will become, for now I am just enjoying the pleasure of them on my craft table, bringing a little bit of colour to these cold winter days.
What's on your needles?