This has been a very rough week here at Casa del KatKnits. Really, it feels like the longest week ever, but perhaps that is just the way it is in particularly rough weeks.
However, I am going to try to focus on other things – anything other than the doom and gloom that feels like it is smothering me – I think we could all use more wool. Lots of it! Wool, and more wool! And, maybe even more wool!
To begin with, I think that Squad Mitts, the handspun version will be cast on this weekend. I am not sure how I will use the collection of yarns above, but I might add in some of these little skeins from Koigu and Miss Babs.
I need some instant gratification knitting to instantly gratify my spirit!
And, there will be links – it is Friday after all!
How about Knitting for Peace? I am so in – who will join me? This could be instant gratification knitting project #2 and we have time to seek out some yarn.
There were these beauties this week on Ravelry:
- Twisted Trails
- Fargo Pullover
- Purbeck Deux
- Gamaldags (I might have lopapeysas on the brain!)
- Tesselation Game (an Instagram KAL)
And, since it is that season – how about some International (??) Gift knitting ideas:
- Julros (Helleborus)
- Hay Bay Mittens
- Pierogi Slipper Socks
- Pay it forward Mittens (part of #knitterspayitforward on Instagram)
- Hansdatter Slippers (I have the yarn for these babies in my stash and if ever there was a sign to cast on asap – that is it!! Perhaps instant gratification project #3…)
And, finally – Charity Knitting. Yes, really – a percentage of the proceeds are being donated to Women of Tomorrow. You can donate the hat to a charity of your choice and increase your giving!! We all need something to feel good about this week, don’t we?
That is all I have for today, but it’s November and I will be back tomorrow! I hope your Friday is just what you need to end this week! Hug each other – the world could use more hugs right now.