My Celtic tote is coming along. I’ve finished one side and will be starting the other side soon. I really appreciated the feedback I get from the Unraveled Knit along teacher. She has been very encouraging. I’m wondering, though, if I am the only one actively knitting in the group. Nevertheless, I pursue this with a passion. It’s nice to have someone on the side lines when I need help or advice.
I’ve been sick with a cold these past few days. This is the results of a good Samaritan visit to my parents who are in their 80s, who had colds. I chanced the risk of getting sick, knowing that it was more important to see them and show I cared than getting sick myself. It was well worth the sacrifice as they were happy to see me and appreciated the chicken soup I brought. They are wonderful people and deserve the very best.
I did lot of knitting while at home sick. I was able to get a few more rows done on my candlelight scarf, branching out scarf, baby sweater, and Adult Surprise jacket.
I am re-evaluating Walter cardigan. I really don’t like the boring stockinette pattern. He also has lost some weight, and I’m not sure what I started will fit him anymore. Sooo…..I have been purusing my knitting books and magazine for a nice men’s cardigan. There really are not much to choose from but I found two pattern’s I’m thinking about. In Patons Forever Favorites: Fifty Years of Family Classics, I like the Service Cardigan and the Baltic Cardigan. I also have been tempted to start a skirt called “Bell Curve” by Kira Dulaney from Knitty.com. I’ve been trying to swatch some Lion Brand Wool-Ease but I’m having trouble getting gauge. I’m thinking perhaps Patons Classic Wool might give me a better gauge.