Thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on my last post. We all have those days where things just prickle a bit, and usually by the next day it’s smoothed over. Such was the case with Halloween 2010! Peaceful Baby ended up with a cute costume (which, coincidentally, a friend in Indiana also got for her daughter!) and we had fun taking her to our town’s festivities over the weekend. In the end, it was no big deal and certainly wasn’t worth fretting over like I did.
My knitting needles have been working overtime, churning out little gifty things that I can’t show you just yet. Trust me when I say there is something satisfying about starting and completing a project in a matter of hours instead of weeks or months. I’ve been swatching and plotting a sweater project for myself, but these quick knits are addictive, and I’m fully enjoying the thrill. Last night I tried to knit on the mystery socks I tossed onto the back burner, but only got a few rows into the heel gusset before the need to cast on something small and fast won out. After all, it’s getting colder every day, and Peaceful Baby needs a new hat…
This month marks the 3rd anniversary of Peaceful Knitter! I can hardly believe that; in some ways it feels as if I’ve always been blogging, and in others like I have only just begun. I want to celebrate this achievement and show my appreciation for my readers in a major way. There are some prizes finding their way to me, and soon I will be announcing a contest or giveaway to share some of the love. In the meantime, what little things have you knit that were satisfying and fast? I would love to hear what your go-to patterns are.