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.
Wool has been good for me this week also! I’m in for Project Peace; saw the pattern last night, quickly decided on my stash yarn, added my project page, and am now waiting peacefully until the 28th. That and two other charity projects otn are helping. May wool and peace be with you!
Elizabeth Zimmermann’s words ring in my head- “Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises.”
I am also in for Project Peace. WOOL… I just ordered a bunch for dyeing, because also COLOR! 🙂
I A my stash diving this weekend to do some donation knitting. It is good to give back, especially in these crazy days.
Your handspan is gorgeous! can’t wait to see how you combine the colors for the mitts. and thank you for the Project Peace link… I’m definitely IN!
beautiful yarns!! I have two friends that are fine with the past week, I wished I could be more like them….however, I found turning off the news helps me immensely!!
I joined too… seeking peace in everything, everywhere. I will have to see what’s in my stash, unused as it is…
Such a long week. I’m still feeling like I was clubbed in the head and haven’t gotten my full senses back. Starting quick projects has tremendous appeal to me, too, making something I can control the outcome of, and the immediate gratification are irresistible right now.
Thank you for the excellent links,as always!