Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Little Lost

I'm a little lost lately......a lot of changes are happening quickly in my life. We've moved to a new house this summer, and we've finally got buyers for our old it's just finishing the loose ends before closing (at least we hope). I'm starting a new job in early November. I'm hunkering down and getting a mammogram for the first time in my life. I'm helping my parents celebrate 40 years of marriage! Yeah for Mom and Dad!
Life is full and busy, and I'm blessed. Truly. But I'm feeling a little bit lost right now. It's hard to explain.
Amidst all these confusing emotions, knitting has been my one constant. Thank heavens for the repetition it provides.

Plummy Purl Ridge Scarf
Size US #7 needles
The Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino, in Polly's Plum Passion Colorway

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Letter to October

You came too quickly. Yet, you didn’t arrive fast enough. How’s that for a paradox? I love the months of September and October. Your mere arrival is joyous, save the fact that you precede the Winter months.

So, October, I’m looking to you to help me revive my sock knitting mojo. I’ve lost it, you see. Somewhere amidst the shawls, the hats, and Ravelry. I used to be so passionate for sock knitting. I always looked forward to knitting socks. I’ve always been enamored with the frivolity associated with knitting socks. Who needs knitted socks, I mean really? They are a decadence, pure and simple. Knitting them has always been pure joy. But how do I explain the socks on the needles that have been languishing for months now? I can’t. The mojo has just gone.

By now you may be asking yourself what’s so special about sock knitting and October? What about the month of October is going to magically inspire me to knit socks again? Kristen Kapur, the lovely lady of Through The Loops Designs, organizes a mystery sock KAL (knit a-long). It starts on October 1st. Each week she introduces a new clue or part of a pattern for participants to knit. The pattern is free! So, to recap......I’ll start the socks, only be able to knit so far on them each week until the next clue is released, and then hopefully I’ll finish them at the end of the month. I think this KAL has enough pizazz to kick start my sock knitting again.

And if that can’t do it, maybe knitting the socks with this amazing yarn from Madelinetosh will get me into gear! It’s their superwash sock in the fabulously Fall colorway of Copper Penny. It’s really not a Fall colorway, but it reminds me of Fall with its amazing shades of Autumn colors.

In closing, October, I'm enamored. You already knew that. I hope you inspire me to knit something amazing today.