Work avoidance and new yarn!

I finally figured out that when I don’t want to work I think of all the things I want to knit. I’m sitting here, eating my chicken pot pie for lunch, and wondering where I’m going to squeeze in an hour or two for hand knitting. The next thought is, what am I going to knit in that cherished, well-earned hour for hand knitting?!

My sweater of silk/wool blend yarn, I promised I would finish before starting another project Hah!

The second wrist warmer in the same pattern as my leg warmers. (BTW hope you all like the leg warmer pattern) The wrist warmer was quick and fun and when I get the second one done I’ll post a photo.

Or I could knit a new lace project in my kidmohair.jpgnew mohair purchased yesterday ON SALE at the Clickity Sticks which is having a going out of business sale. Yes, another yarn shop in the community is going out of business. It was like being at a wake shopping at the store yesterday. It was crowded with customers offering condolences to Tamara. Lots of sad knitters saying how much they will miss the store, but also inspiring listening to them talk about previous yarn purchases and their finished projects.

The lace sample pinned out in the photo I knit while walking at the dog park yesterday. (The only hour I could find in my day to hand knit.) I’ve been daydreaming of a lace shawl or throw for months and so thought I’d work up some lace to get a gauge. The blustering wind troubled me a bit while walking and knitting. . . the yarn is so light that it kept twisting around my elbows and in the zipper of my jacket. Bother! But it gave me enough to get a gauge, I think.

The other yarn I purchased I will use for accents in as yet to be determined projects.

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I can’t imagine an entire project in this fun fur, glittery stuff but it makes great accents!

The sale at Clickity Sticks will continue until all the merchandise is gone. Don’t delay, if you want to find good deals. Everything is marked down, yarn, books, patterns, and even needles. I might have to make another trip out there this weekend.

Happy knitting!

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