Now that the gardening season is virtually over here – and snow flurries predicted in the near future, I’ve hauled out my wool and am knitting up a storm.
I envy other knitters who follow patterns and knit beautiful sweaters, hats, socks and mittens. In the past few years, I’ve stuck to knitting scarves. (pictured above are my latest scarves).
I suppose the main reason I like knitting scarves is that I finish them. This way I avoid the spectre of languishing sweater projects. I have several of those tucked into the back of the closet, where they’ll probably stay for many more years!
I have a clear remembrance of the adorable sweater I started when my son was aged two. That was thirteen years ago. He certainly couldn’t fit into it now, so I guess that is my excuse for why I probably won’t finish it.
I am a wool addict – I freely admit it. Several years ago, a wool store opened a short walk from my house. The selection of wool is quite astounding and I rarely ever walk out without some new wool.
While much of the wool is from local sources, there is also a good variety from most parts of the world (as you can see above, in my wool basket).