There's a sense of purpose. An acknowledgement that every stitch will soon be keeping someone warm.
So one of my favourite activities at this time of the year is to look through stitch books and design lots of new things to knit in the days ahead. Then comes the equally fun part of deciding on yarns – some warm yarns to take you from the icy blasts of winter through to the Spring, then some airy cottons for those first warm days.
So that's what I have been doing for the last couple of weeks, and now I am just waiting for the yarn to arrive! In the meantime, I have been having a dig through my WIP (Work In Progress) basket. I don't know why I am always surprised at how many items are in there but it always seems to be a goodly number. I had a bit of an archeological dig last year, but the collection seems larger than ever now.
Also in that same basket are projects needing a little bit of care. The photo at the top of this post, for example, shows a small repair needed on a scarf I made a few years ago, the Elizabeth Scarf. This is a reversible scarf using a stitch pattern from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches.
I caught the scarf on a fence post a while ago and made a small hole, but then put it aside to make sure it didn't start to unravel. So, I am going to make myself a cup of tea then sit in front of the fire and finish that off. It will be good to have it back and useable again...
If you would like to read more about the Elizabeth Scarf then please click here, and for more information about our Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book, then please click here.
Until next time – Happy Knitting!
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