Making time for WIPS

In between making chutney, cutting up apples and storing courgettes, I’m trying to make time for my current knitting work in progess.

I stopped doing the arms on my Daisy cardigan, as I wanted to make sure I had enough wool for the length of the body. I have about an inch left, until I can cast off. There is still one more ball of wool, so I will be able to make the arms a little bit longer. In retrospect, I should have used bigger needles, but this wool was a learning curve for me.

As the children grow older, I am finding it easier to  knit with them around. I can sit with them and chat about their day or be there to help them with whatever they are doing. Having my hands occupied slows me down and stops me racing off to do the next job on my list. It is lovely to sit down and spend time with them when they come back from school.

The cardigan is on temporary stop, as I could not resist signing up for an Autumn swap with Two Little Seeds. This is the start of a pumpkin hat. I have made a few of these, but doing it in orange is still my favourite. I’m using alpaca wool. A real joy to knit with. I know TF likes wearing his version of this hat.

I’m still harvesting peas and courgettes from the garden. I cannot keep up with the apples, but I hate to waste them. I couldn’t help smiling when TF proudly came home today, with a bag of apples that he had picked and a portion of apple crumble that he had made. He was so pleased and we are so blessed….. with apples!

8 thoughts on “Making time for WIPS

  • Thursday 23 September, 2010 at 1:16 am

    That orange wool is really lovely…hey you’ve really made progress with the cardi !
    I need to get knitting again..mittens for Winter I think (Snow is starting to be mentioned on the 15 day weather forecast..gulp)
    I wish I could swop you some Red Salmon for some apples ..they are rather pricey here :0)

    • Thursday 23 September, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Oh my goodness, snow forcasted already. What happened to autumn? I’ve got mittens on my list as well, but looks like I have a bit longer to knit them.

      If only we could do that swap. I would gladly trade!

  • Thursday 23 September, 2010 at 3:02 am

    I’m glad I’m also finding some time to do some knitting. I look forward to seeing the pumpkin hat and your cardi.

    • Thursday 23 September, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      I love knitting on the round, as I can pick up and put down the knitting when I need to. Its the first time I’ve knitted a seamless cardigan. I love the idea that when I finish knitting then it will be ready to wear.

  • Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 2:07 am

    The orange wool looks amazing! Love seeing your works in progress — makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. 🙂

    • Sunday 26 September, 2010 at 11:40 pm

      It is a lovely colour. Orange but not garish. The wool is so soft as well, which makes it especially nice for little ones to wear.

  • Sunday 26 September, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful work. That’s what I love about knitting. You can do it most anywhere and conversation only makes it sweeter.

    • Sunday 26 September, 2010 at 11:39 pm

      Too true. I’m so glad I learnt to knit.

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