Woolly thoughts

Manos Sagittarius

Just now I was thinking. I think I have mentioned that I think a lot and some people think I think too much. Okay. With that out of the way, I can move on to what I was thinking about. [Yes, this is a hanging preposition and you are not supposed to use them but… Let me try to move on here, for God’s sake!].

So I was thinking about a number of knitting projects I have started, and plan to start, and wish I could start… and might start at any time in the near or distant future. So many beautiful things to knit. So much wonderful yarn to knit them with. [Yes, I know. Let’s leave it be this time. Please.]

There is a little leaved decorative scarf for D’s grandmother I want to finish and block before the weekend, when we are going up North to celebrate what might be her last birthday. [D being the (more or less) adult guy around the house, the father of my two youngest children and my love interest of nearly 7 years.]

There is Madeline Tosh’s Honey Cowl that I just cast on in a lovely Manos del Uruguay silk blend. Don’t you just love that name: the Hands of Uruguay? These hands create some of the lushest yarns around. Some hand-spun, all hand-dyed in extraordinarily beautiful colours. I posted some pictures of other knits in Manos yarn here and here.

I have been eyeing that cowl for a while now. I just did not know what yarn I would use but suddenly I remembered this wonderful Manos yarn in the colourway Sagittarius (D and my biological father’s birth sign, coincidentally) that has been languishing in my stash. It will go beautifully with an ochre vintage Balenciaga bag of mine (I’ll post photos later, promise). I just cast on and I already know that making this cowl is going to be knitting heaven.

The little Koigu KPPM bias scarf I cast on a couple of weeks ago is back to a little ball of yarn. See what it was going to look like here. I had one of the yarnovers all wrong and I knew that if I let it be, those stitches would ruin the whole thing for me. I can be a bit neurotic like that but I suspect many crafters will agree with me here. Some imperfections you can live with, some you cannot. I am not sure that I will cast it on again, at least not in the same yarn. To be honest it has already been supplanted by a myriad of other projects.

I have a couple of other projects in the pipeline but as I have to work now, you will probably hear more about those in the future (unless they are supplanted in the mean time, as well). I became a little (or a lot) distracted from what I was going to write about, which is the associative mind, but that will have to wait, too.

I leave you with another photo from planet Manos… Have a lovely day!

Manos Sagittarius

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2 thoughts on “Woolly thoughts

  1. I think it will, thanks Andre Sue! Knitting this yarn feels so soft and cozy that I am unsure whether knitting it or wearing it is going to be the best part of the whole thing. Perhaps both šŸ˜‰

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