August is two-thirds over, I realized when I woke up this morning. I also realized that I have not started my Christmas knitting. I have not even started to plan my Christmas knitting. This is odd for me, and for many of the "I-have-to-have-a-plan" knitters I know! With handcrafts, you either start 6 moths early, or you stay up until the wee hours from Thanksgiving on, putting off sleep until January and begging Santa for more time on Christmas Eve at midnight!
::What are you gonna do, Pretty?::
Well, that's a great question. I think I will go off script a bit, and forget about that revelation. There is a knit within my queue that I have longed to cast on for about 3 years. Last night, in front of the women's 4x1 on the Olympic track, I finally cast on that knit. (By the way, go United States Ladies! And go ME!) I am barely 3 rows into the knitting (the cast on was 2.5 bazillion stitches, by the way), but I am already loving the feel of this alpaca/silk blend!
The yarn is a discontinued* Knit Picks lace, called Shimmer, and the color is Happy Dance...how fun is that? I know, pretty fun!!! I have had 2 skeins of this yarn in my stash for about forever...well, about 9 years anyway, and it sings to me! I've known for some time that I wanted it to become this Hitofude (pronounced 'hit-oh-foo-day') lace cardigan, but two skeins was not enough...no way, no how! Well, after suggesting that a friend look for more yarn via the good folks at Ravelry, I kicked myself in the pants and did just that. Bonus, I got a really quick response from the first person I messaged, and my yarn is ON ITS WAY HERE - Yayyyyyy! I love Ravelry!!! I will have plenty of yarn for this knit, and I will do a Happy Dance in my new sweater when it is finished! I wonder when that will be?
Have you started to think about your holiday knitting? Have you started your holiday knitting? Or will you, like me, be begging Santa for more time on December 24th? lol!
Whatever your plans may be, thanks for stopping by today, and Knit in Good Health!
*Shimmer colorways have been discontinued for years, but if you are the dyeing kind (or you like off-white a lot), you can still get the base yarn in natural over at Knit Picks.