This morning the fog came. The lake is warmer than the air today and here at Newport Beach the air drips so you can almost drink from it. The leaves have fallen and the bear poop piles have almost dissolved into the ground. This week we have covered the garden beds with compost and in the mornings I put a fire on in the greenhouse stove.
In the evenings and in the days I knit. This week I am knitting an alpaca/wool boucle into a beautiful feminine scarf all pinks and cream. My cardigan is finding form, the back is done and the front has begun. I have almost finished my pair of felted slippers and a hat, a vest and another sweater are waiting in baskets to be completed.
I have a habit of knitting just one mitt or sock. It is my work this winter to change my knitting behavior; completing my knitting projects. I love to start new things. The next yarn, the next amazing pattern, the next distraction. What I am looking forward to is wearing my finished socks, reaching for a great pair of mitts when the snow comes, snuggling into a warm sweater as I step out into the foggy mornings of winter.
Next week I am beginning a Knit Along (KAL) for a Cowichan Style Sweater. Wednesday nights 6:30-8:30 I will be knitting a sweater with 6 strand wool from Custom Woolen Mills from the retro Buffalo Wool patterns. If you have some of the old patterns and would like to share them with us we would love to copy them for our library. The KAL will be 4 weeks long and it is my intention that we will design, knit and complete a sweater in that time. If you would like to join me in this exploration of classic design and knitting contact the store and register. The cost will be $99.
Monday nights I knit with friends at the store. From 6:30-8:30 a group of people gather to share knitting, stories and create connection. If you would like to join us you are most welcome. All levels of knitters are welcome.
May you start, knit and cast off with joy.