Monday, April 23, 2012
Finding time for fiber activities is proving to be a bit challenging with a 4 month old, 8 year old and 10 year old. It is soccer season, piano recital season, 5k training season, and chorus performance season... not to mention regular end of year school activities and working full time and the demands of the 4 month old mentioned above. Phew, it makes me pooped just typing it all! However, that doesn't mean that I have completely abandoned my loves of fabric and yarn. The baby's quilt is sewn into blocks and waiting on my sewing table to be sewn into rows (it is going to be so cute!). I also recently started and abandoned an Imogen Cowl. Gosh I love that cowl, but my mind is too mushy and constantly distracted by little people to take on a challenging-for-me lace pattern. I kept forgetting where I was in the pattern and having knitting panic attacks. Since knitting is supposed to be a fun and relaxing hobby for me I had to talk myself into trying the Imogen Cowl some other time. I had been knitting it with the beautiful, soft, irresistible Malabrigo Finito that I picked up as soon as it arrived at my favorite yarn store a few weeks ago. This yarn is so lovely! It has now been used to start another Summer Wind Cowl, this time for myself. I loved the one I made for my mom for Christmas and know that it is a pattern I can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time. Of course, baby-in-the-house time is a whole different sort of time, so we'll see if I still consider it a reasonable amount of time when I finish it.