There is no need to go out.
the sky around two in the afternoon
The scenery is wrapped either by thick fog or darkness.
The weather is as grey as it can be. There is no daylight. It is either raining or snowing and the temperature is hovering around zero… The few times when I have tried to abandon the knitting to go out for a walk, the roads are like skating ice making walking very difficult or nasty winds have grasped me right at the door steps or it has started pouring water or ice from the sky above. I give up. This time of the year up here in the end of the world one is supposed to be snugly inside by the stove knitting. To be completely honest, this is what I want to be doing. So really, this kind of weather is fine and my heart rejoices. Silently. I have to hide my joy because the ones around me who are not knitting are fretting.
too little snow for snow mobiles!!
The Casino shawl is done. I will block it tomorrow. And this means that I can start something new.
I have few alternatives. I mean to continue this “wear thy knitting” theme what means that when I look at my wardrobe it seems that I have enough shawls for the time being. So the new project won’t be a shawl right now. There is always demand for socks but I would like to knit something else as well. I have a pattern for the Tundra Camisole for qiviuk - it could be her. New Interweave Knits made its long journey here and the bohus-inspired cardigan Enid by Veronik Avery is another interesting alternative. The perfect sweater is on the list as well. All these alternatives demand swatching. I could not just cast on with qiviuk and hope for the best. I don’t have the yarn for Enid cardigan so I might look for a substitute. The perfect sweater is nothing but a dream at the moment.
Then there is the Christmas knitting to consider; something to knit during the holidays.
There are times when the new project has to be on the needles very quickly without any hardship with the fit or anything else. But now I feel like I could face small challenges and handle even few (minor) drawbacks and I would like to learn something new.
PS. The needles don’t glow, you can actually turn the needles on and the tips will light up!