i played this game as a kid.
my kids play it with each other now.
whoever is running the show picks something nearby.
the other person walks about and the first person says ‘warmer’ the closer they get.
or ‘colder,…colder,…ice cold’ the farther away they get.
and i had gotten a little too far away
from my growing excitement
big boxy sweater
near to mid-week last week.
but, i think it is true that i have now actually finished both the front and the back.
that leaves two sleeves
and all the extra touches here & there.
every night it’s a little closer to done,
which kicks my motivation back into gear.
‘getting warmer, … warmer,…’
‘every night’ taken from 21:8 in isaiah.
this is yarn, obviously.
more specifically it’s skacel’s simplicity.
but, what is it up against (as in in front of)?
the answer is over at the fiber factor in this post.
because it’s friday, a little 2 for 1. this is really gorgeous, no?
‘little’ taken from 18:4 of genesis.
can you spot which little part of this crazy bulletin board of mine feels like i do right now?
(don’t peek before you guess, but the answer is over here.)
‘answer’ taken from 15:1 of proverbs.
i am mostly knitting these days
on a big, boxy sweater for challenge #2 of the fiber factor.
that’s just not going to cut it.
i’ve got my 6 yr old’s singing in concert at 1pm
and then a drive and hang out birthday party with my 13 yr old at 6pm.
perfect downtime windows to do a little knitting.
but manhandling 5 different skeins per row on the boxy sweater
is in no way ‘downtime’ knitting.
i need something easy.
something that is also small enough
not to keep me from competition knitting after the party ends tonight…
i drove up to the hub mills store.
met rachel face to face (fun, fun, fun),
caught up with tonia barry (whom i see way too infrequently),
enjoyed amy herzog and the trunk show for her book ‘fit to flatter‘
(which i highly recommend. i’m loving my copy!),
and bought a skein of malabrigo‘s new mecha.
how could i not? i mean bulky
so what to knit?
i’m thinking the farmer’s daughter mitts.
even if i get all wrapped up in them and don’t want to stop,
in bulky weight they should finish up pretty fast and then back to the boxy sweater…
‘daughter’ taken from 30:15&16 in proverbs.
check out ‘the rest of the story’ over here.
and yes, this is part of my real-life closet.
the only clean part…smile.
‘part’ taken from 12:14 in first corinthians.
check out my fiber factor post here to ‘hear’ the rest of the story…
‘stringed instrument’ taken from 3:19 of habakkuk.