With crazy life once in a life time events happening around me and to me right now, phrases like “keep calm and carry on”, “nothing lasts forever” and “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Hold a whole other type of resonance I never thought possible. I may be able to explain all of these emotions and observations one day without feeling overwhelmed. But according to the documentation with methods to cope in times like these, I need to limit my thoughts and musings until its all processed and I can chat about it with introspective wisdom and tranquility! Until that day I will knit, crochet, spin and make until I have so many garments that remind me of this time it won’t be funny.
Luckily for us occasions to celebrate birthdays, seasons changing and friends needing knitwear is never stopped for such things as earthquakes! My first installment post earthquake is a hat yet to be photographed due to it being given to its owner quick smart! (I will try and get one this weekend.) Second installment was a hat for a dress up party celebrating a friend’s 30th. The theme was Beauty and the Beast. Kylie dressed in a top hat and jacket with tails and went as a “Beauty” I went as a Beast – with a knitted kitty hat.
I knitted it up that day on impulse – just to see if i could knit a simple hat in a day. Turns out I can. I have not really stopped wearing it since. The yarn is so soft, so comforting. That and the cold beginning to envelope us here as autumn descends, knitwear is starting to be worn in abundance. All I need it knitted pants I will be entirely clothed in my own knits!
Next installment is a Kylie sweater. I have wanted to knit him one for awhile. I was going to attempt to make an Elizabeth Zimmerman number and wing it a bit. But when Jared from Brooklyn Tweed released this pattern called “Brownstone” I knew it would be perfect from my casual but practical other half, I showed it to him and he agreed. Sorry Elizabeth! I will knit your fair isle sweater for myself next perhaps.