Wednesday, February 01, 2006

On Mindless Knitting

A while ago, Caitlyn recently celebrated her 1 year blog anniversary and mentioned that she has "no shame" in admitting she enjoys/needs mindless knitting.

I have to agree but I was too chicken to admit it online. Bravo to Caitlyn! Of late, mindless knitting has been all I can handle but I was a bit ashamed to say so. I have been working on a lace scarf for a friend's birthday in a couple of weeks. She loves burgundy so I picked out a great alpaca merino sport weight from Misti Alpaca. It's been a pleasure to work with, very soft. The stitch pattern is my standby, what I used for the Not Knit Round Scarf from The Purl Stitch. Also new to the needles is the beginning of the Baby Albert Einstein coat from The Knit Stitch. The yarn is coming from a tank top that I knit over the summer but wasn't happy with, so I frogged it. I'm recyling the Southwest Trading Company Phoenix yarn for the baby coat and it's looking good in garter stitch. The first part of the coat is the most tedious (107 garter stitch ridges) but the mindless knitting is comforting. I can take it with me anywhere.

No pictures this go round, but perhaps you'll see the red scarf in finished form in a few days. I've been feeling a little blah on the photography front - the weather has made taking landscape shots a challenge lately.

I'm in Arizona for most of this week and haven't been able to visit any yarn stores in the area - they close before I can make it there from work. At the end of the month I'm running up to Oregon...ick. I won't have time to visit any yarn stores there either since that one is a day trip. Funny - I can be tentative driving around a new city unless my goal is to find a yarn store! Then I have everything mapped out.

Hope ya'll are having a good week!

Until the next day in the life....


Agnes said...

Hi there, I was just thinking of you this morning and was planning to send you an email asking how you're doing! So, still doing so many business trips? I love the baby Einstein coat ... I think it's cuter than the adult size.
Nothing wrong with mindless knitting at all ... we just need to give the brain some vacation time, right? Take care.

Ruth said...

i agree with the mindless knitting. sometimes our brains need a break every once in awhile. =)
oh by the way, if i didn't say it already, a big THANK YOU for your yarn and needles. i'm bringing them to the after school club this afternoon... thank you thank you thank you =) =)

Birdsong said...

Mindless knitting has gotten me through many a waiting room, over-long meeting and tired evening... its my hero. Have a great trip, even though it is work. Maybe it's not raining there?