Rich’s “Christmas” Sweater


I cast on for this sweater last October, telling Rich I was knitting him a sweater for Christmas.  Thankfully, I wasn’t specific as to which Christmas, so I’m still on schedule.

I finished the body last year sometime and then got hopelessly bored with the project.  I set it down for what became months, then finally got up the gumption/discipline to FINISH IT.  I cast on the first sleeve and was quickly reminded of why I set the project down in the first place: I don’t love working with this yarn.  No doubt, this is fantastically sturdy, warm, heirloom quality wool, and it’s going to make a great sweater.  But it’s not a great knitting yarn.  Hope that makes sense.

Well, I’ve finished that first sleeve (after an eternity) and am on to sleeve #2.  Now that I’m on a long and cozy stay-cation, I do think I’ll be able to finish this before the New Year (while on Christmas break so it’s still a “Christmas” sweater (ahem)).


A few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things.

1. Best teacup ever.  Tea tastes so much better in it, I think it has something to do with the width (seriously).



2. Houseplants and urban deck plants.  I can’t have enough green.





3. My birds. Oh, they are so sweet, so full of hilarious personality. Especially Mr. Chicken.



4.  The view out my kitchen window. That tree.



5. My knitting spot, the center of all peace/calm in the universe.



5. Yarn and finished projects.



6. Old, beloved books.



7. Memories of home.