I seem to be experiencing a sort of knitting ennui. Thankfully, there is a baby to knit for. After a few weeks on bed rest, my friend’s baby apparently couldn’t wait any longer and came still several week early. Baby will be staying in neo-natal for a couple of weeks until she can breathe, eat, and maintain body temperature. I had already knit up a cute hat and booties, but they were sized to fit a 6-month-old. While that will fit eventually, I decided to knit up a quick preemie sweater. Heck, the pattern I’m using only calls for one 50 g ball of sock/light fingering weight yarn, which means this should be like knitting 1 sock. So, that’s what I’m knitting while the sock and the stole I have on the needles bore me.
I’m not even excited by the shawl I have ready to cast on. A lovely dark blue wool silk laceweight, and I just look and the ball of yarn and sigh. No compulsion to cast on. Wish I knew what was wrong with me.
Maybe I need to spin more.
One would think that with such a beautiful wheel and no thesis taking up my time, I’d be getting tons of spinning done (which I should be doing since I have tons of fiber lying around after joining the Spunky Ecelectic Fiber Club). But after twisting my ankle last month the spinning slacked off. It got better just in time for me to ingest some mystery item that has left me with a beautiful case of hives for the last couple of weeks. Benadryl induced stupor is not the ideal spinning frame of mind, sadly.
I have been trying to get some knitting done. I have a friend who’s baby tried to make an early appearance… 9 weeks early. She’s now on bed rest and I have been given warning to get the baby gift finished cause the kid may be here sooner rather than later. I picked up a skein of Dream in Color Classy in Happy Forest, a nice, cheery green because I don’t know if it’s a boy or girl. I knit up a quick roll-brim hat and a couple of booties to match.
The booties were a lot of fun to knit. I had picked up Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways book a couple months ago, but had done nothing but flip through it. Someone at my Saturday knitting group had done a couple of the practice booties from the books and I liked the way they looked. So, I whipped up a couple of the Sky Arch booties over the last couple of days. My drugged attention span caused me to miss the instruction to knit 8 rounds after the ribbing, but I think they still look completely cute and should still fit alright even without the added length. The baby won’t know the difference, and I won’t tell.