1. New sweater, done!
What? Were you expecting a professional looking photo shoot of the FO from me? I laugh! 30 seconds with the phone before a quick run to the bus stop. Cobblers children all the way here!
Love this pattern and loved knitting it in Julia Vesper's Knitterly Things yarns. Super soft and great
colors. I knit it a little big on purpose to try to get two winters out of it. I mean, fingering weight sweaters do not grow on trees, right? The pattern is also available as Sock Arms in adult sizes and, even more temptingly, in worsted weight. I love how the designer uses a picked up from the shoulder short row construction on the sleeves so you get stripes alllll the way down.
2. More colors !
No overarching plan for the colors- I am using up leftovers and scraps in Starcroft Fog. I accidentally hit the gray tone button filter in my phone and was amused to see that having strong contrast is not all that important to the success of the stripes--I like these color values. Sometimes it just works.
I don't have enough knitting time to satisfy my addiction to this exercise- I am thinking 45 stripes of 1.5" will do it, I am on the number twelve. If I do a stripe a night I'll have a new scarf in the beginning of March. When we usually get slammed with a couple of snowstorms and ice so maybe that's my plan.
3. International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is this Saturday Feb 1
Three rules. Eat ice cream for breakfast. Before noon. On the first Saturday in February.
More info here.
I've been traveling for work for the last two years on this holiday but in 2020 we're setting out the ice cream topping buffet and honoring the day with friends the way we should be--I covered it some earlier years on this blog--like here and here.
Don't say I didn't give you an advanced warning this year ==go grab a pint.