February 1, 2012
After knitting Matt's Felicity, I decided to go back to a safe, well loved project: Toast (with ribbing). When I like a pattern, I tend to make multiples in various colors so I can mix and match them with my wardrobe. These wrist warmers are nothing complicated - basically a giant tube - but I find myself wearing them daily, so I thought it'd be good to make a few more pairs.
I still plan on making more wrist warmers in the future, but I think it's time for me to teach myself something a little more complicated. Every time I look at the pattern for Hawthorne, I feel completely overwhelmed. There's, like, a chart?! Ugh. But I think it's a beautiful shawl - something I'd actually wear, and I know I can figure it out. I'll probably laugh at myself later for feeling so intimidated. I hope...
Anyway, I'm seriously loving the Portland weather today! It's sunny outside, and the forecast says highs are in the 50's for the next five or six days. Today is our Friday, and it also just happens to be the fluffy feline's 5th birthday, so I think that's plenty excuse to celebrate. Happy 1st of February!