I was really chugging along on the Stripe Study shawl. I took it when the kids and I went to Buffalo last weekend, and I made some headway on the airplane. But I quickly realized that although the yarn has ample yardage, using a size 8 needle meant that the garter stitch was really eating up the yarn. I placed an order for more yarn on Wednesday, ran out on Thursday, and expect delivery on Monday or Tuesday. While I wait, I’m knitting more socks.
I barely knit all summer, and now I have this really panicky feeling that when it gets cold we won’t be prepared. What if there are no wool socks that fit the kids? What if their mittens are too small? What if they want a sweater and I haven’t knit one yet? What if…ad infinitum. All I really need to do is rummage through the wool basket; I’ll probably find loads of things that fit everybody. But what if nothing fits anymore?!?!?!
Anyway. While I wait for the new skein of yarn to arrive, I’m getting to work on that unwritten list of ‘knits I think we don’t have but we probably do’.
The socks above fit Maggie (with room to spare, but not too much). The next thing on the unwritten list is slippers for me; mittens and socks to fit Jerry, who is growing up too fast and I demand that he quit it right now; new hats for everyone! (This one is the most absurd because even kids can’t really outgrow a hat. Or at least they outgrow them very slowly. I just like knitting hats.)
Are there things you are knitting in preparation for winter? Are you already covered for when it gets cold? I need to know I’m not the only one!