Wow, it certainly got brutally cold here again in upstate New York! This morning upon leaving my house it was -5 F. While that isn’t record-breaking temperatures here it is still cold, even if I have lived here most of my life.
I had a startling realization as I knocked snow off my head, while climbing into the car. I am a knitter and I do not own a hat!! How is this possible?! Everyday I make sure that my kids have their hats and mittens on before leaving the house, yet I walk out without a thought to my own head. So I have decided it is time to knit myself a hat. 🙂
I checked out my queue on Ravelry (which is far longer than it should be) to find a pattern, and my queue did not fail me. Subconsciously I must have been longing for a hat, for there were several hat patterns that I had tagged for myself throughout the years. However, most of these patterns required fingering weight yarn (something that I don’t have an abundance of in my stash). I hemmed and hawed for a while on whether or not to find the perfect yarn online and order it. But a voice of reason inside my head said “Silly girl by the time the yarn gets here and you knit the hat spring will be arriving!”.
So I have decided on knitting myself Sanpo. I have a lot of worsted weight yarn on hand and I am on a stranded knitting kick. 😉
I didn’t get a chance to post last night because as I sat down to blog I noticed that the house was growing colder than usual. I checked the thermostat and sure enough, it was 4 degrees cooler than it was set for. Ugh, it was time to call the landlord. Unfortunately the furnace required parts that couldn’t be bought til morning. So I didn’t do much knitting today, because I found the best way to stay warm was to move around and generate my own heat while things were being repaired.I sure am glad things are in working order now! 😀
Tomorrow I am planning on making up for lost time. 🙂 I am planning to bring the sweater I found the other day with me to my mom’s tomorrow to see if she can help me figure out the best way to pick up the stitches along the edge . Things are just not working out right for me, I am still having problems picking up the recommended amount of stitches. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can help see things in another way (at least that is what I am hoping).