The Hour

Last night I locked myself in my craft room for an hour.  One glorious hour to finish one project, start another, organize supplies, put away new stash, catch up on knitting podcasts and indulge in some crafting daydreams.  It was a full hour!  But when it was over, I emerged refreshed and satisfied with myself.  I was able to sew on some buttons and a pocket to an item, finishing it off (more another time), cast on a new project, and match yarn and pattern for a new sock venture.

I cast on for Pembroke, a charming cabled vest by Kirsten Kapur for Petit Purls.  I am using the scrumptious yet practical Mission Falls superwash merino, and so far I am loving it.  The yarn is smooth and lofty, perfect for showing off cables. I’m going to try to have it finished in May as a birthday gift for my nephew who is turning one.

Next, I’ve settled on the Wasabi Peas pattern from the Spring 2010 Interweave Knits.  I’m always adding these new patterns to the bottom of my queue, and by the time I get around to knitting them it’s most likely been two years and the thrill is gone.  Not this time.  As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I wanted to make it; and I almoast have to as I already had the yarn (Shi Bui) stashed.  But first, the vest.

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