This is a quickie post, with no photos, other than a link. Just had to get something up before hip replacement surgery on Tuesday. The most important knitting event in this past month has been coming to accept that my dearly beloved Malabrigo Afghan really had to go to its final resting place. Those of you who have had toddlers who could not bear to part with their ragged old blankies know what it took for me to reach this point. This soft cuddly purple afghan has been my daily companion for five years. Some people form deep attachments to their pets; I form deep attachments to my afghans. The advantages are obvious.
I continue to work slowly on the lacy Advent Scarf. I am halfway through a pair of socks for Lynn’s daughter. I started a purple sweater, abandoned that particular pattern, and restarted a purple sweater using my tried-and-true basketweave pattern. I am stalled on the Blooming Colors hat, for no good reason.
I will add two more projects to the In Progress basket after surgery. I have yarn to start a summer sweater from the latest issue of Rowan Magazine, and I also have yarn to start a new baby blanket from the new Cascade 60 Quick Knits for Babies book.
Spring. It will be here for real soon. A time for new growth and renewal of old growth. A fitting time to replace a bad joint, I think. Wishing everyone flowers and sunshine.
Sheesh….getting downright saccharine in my older age!