In between the mad rush life has been lately, trying to get ready for the quilt show, I've been snatching a few minutes here and there, mostly when in the car as a passenger, to do some knitting. My On the Grass sweater is finished. I like the yarn, I like the sweater..... I dislike the way the sleeves were done. No more picking up stitches and doing short rows for sleeves in my life. Don't like it, not one little bit. I'd never done it before the last two sweaters I made. The first one, I thought it might be just because it was new, and I'd get used to it..... but nope, after the second, I've decided I don't want to get used to it.
I'm really itching to start another sweater, but I think I need to get started on some seasonal knitting instead. Last winter, when Scott and I would go out for a walk, or even just in the car, my feet would get so cold, that they would ache so badly i wanted to cry..... I have Raynaud's Syndrome, which causes the blood vessels in my hands and feet to spasm when exposed to cold. So, I've decided to make myself some worsted weight wool socks to wear inside boots, using some leftover yarn from my green hoodie sweater that is so warm and so soft. I'm going to need new boots this year, but I can't buy them without having the boot socks done to make sure that the boots will fit with them on. And then, I have a request for slippers for Rebecca. And I want to make another sweater for Avery for Christmas. He is a Thomas the Tank Engine fan, big time. I'm going to try and adapt a cross stitch design into an intarsia knitting design for the from of a sweater for him. Pictures will follow, providing it works.
I'm linking up to Judy's On the Needles