Saturday, January 13, 2018

January knitting

It’s January, which means there’s a whole lot of pink yarn around here again. There will be many Women’s March Anniversary events next week, including a march in my tiny little town! I was in Washington, D.C., last year and am very excited that there is still enough energy to sustain an event right here at home.

Pink yarns from The Hendon Stash (it really deserves a proper noun) were bequeathed to me, and I started knitting. First up, a hat for a friend in Atlanta. This one used some very special Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarn, and I wanted to use every last inch of it. A kitchen scale allowed me to do just that:IMG_7064

Then I got to work making hats for my kids, who didn’t go to the big march in D.C. but will be marching at home this year. I’m almost certain that this was Cascade 220 Superwash, leftover from a blanket that our knitting group made for Caitlin a few years back. I ran out of the dark pink on the second hat, so I started striping some very pale pink. More stash consumed! IMG_7092


Then I heard about a colleague at work who needed a hat, so I knit him one. This is from Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, which jumped into my cart when I ordered some needles I needed:IMG_7094

I’m just going to keep on knitting pussyhats until 1/20. Someone will want them.

Before I turned to the pink yarn, I was making great progress on my ZickZack scarf. It is very hard to photograph in progress, but you can get the idea from these photos.IMG_7046


That yellow bit is really pooling around. I don’t like it! But fortunately, my mother (who saw it over Christmas) DOES like it, so she will be the recipient of this scarf when it is done. It won’t take long to finish it if I just devote some attention to it. If it weren’t for our President, it would have been done by now. (Of all the things to blame on him, haha!)

Next up will be an update on my rainbow yarn, which I finished this morning. I’m in love with it.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent usage of stash yarn for a good reason (and I'm very much looking forward to seeing the rainbow)!