Well, it happened again. I went out of town and this whole blogging thing really slipped my mind. Of course, I didn’t take my laptop to Tennessee, assuming our cabin in the mountains would not have any sort of Internet connection. Knitters, was I wrong! Not only did this place have wireless, it had a hot tub, a flat-screen television in every bedroom, and super comfy beds. This was not exactly what I had pictured when we decided to join in on a family reunion in the Great Smoky Mountains!
I took a new knitting project along with me, hoping to have a break through and get excited about knitting again. To do this, I turned to an old friend, Ishbel. Though I had made the pattern before, it turned out a little small and I wanted to try again in a bigger size.
Time spent away from TV and the Internet left me with plenty of moments with the kids, or knitting on the porch in a rocking chair enjoying the Sha-Kon-O-Hey of the smoky blues. I was able to finish the stockinette portion of Ishbel and was feeling pretty excited about it.
Then I got home and back onto Ravelry and well…let’s just say I got distracted. Add the bible of fall knitting, Interweave Knits, into the mix and I am in a conundrum. What to knit? I feel uninspired by socks for the moment, something I didn’t think I’d say just a few months ago. The overwhelming urge to knit anything for baby hasn’t hit yet, though I keep looking at patterns and my stash… That leaves me thinking maybe I should knit myself a cardigan for fall/winter, something that buttons at the top and drapes open a la Juliet, Shalom, or Liesl. Any suggestions?