It's that time of the winter when I start to get tired of winter. Tired of cold, tired of snow, tired of dark days. The first part of February is always the worst part of winter for me. However, we've noticed that it is actually daylight for a bit longer each night and that's a good sign.
This winter has been full of curling (two bonspiels so far), school (report cards are done), and loads of knitting.
The slightly singed, black walnut dyed skein from last fall's dyeing has been knit into some socks.
Next, is a super soft scarf knit with Cascade Eco Cloud. It's a blend of merino and alpaca. Simply wonderful to knit and a delight to wear.
This is my no notes, no thinking, carry along project. Cast on enough stitches to make it scarf width, use whatever needles are handy, knit a few rows, yarnover between every stitch on a row, drop those yarnovers the next row, knit a few rows, and repeat. The yarnover rows break up the monotony of straight garter stitch and give the scarf some texture.
I have the weekend ahead free of curling and free of school work. Best of all, the sun in shining. Time for a winter walk with my Dusty puppy and maybe even some dyeing. I'll try to enjoy our cold and snowy winter!