Lately, I've been having so much fun knitting by hand. It's been a real grounder for me, and something to look forward to no matter how my day is going. It feels good to consistently and constantly be making something with my hands. Unlike when I was in school, my day-to-day isn't consumed with being creative, and that was a pretty major hole in my world for a while. Now that I am making the time to make things, I'm wondering what I even did with my time before this! I even brought my knitting the the movie theater last weekend, and it was delightful to fill my time with productivity! Okay, okay, I'm a knitting nerd!
Well, I got my Knitpick's order -- the first one anyway! ;) It included some skeins of Tuff Puff, their new single-ply super-bulky wool yarn. And everything about it, starting with the name, is wonderful fun! Mostly I love the speed in which I can knit this sweater, and the size of the cable in front.
It is also great fun to wear! This is a new length and fit for me, and I am still trying to figure out the best way to wear it. I generally gravitate toward more waist-defining styles, but I love the big boxiness of this, and I feel like it will be great with fitted skirts and dresses.
I made this on Thanksgiving night, during the Packer game (womp womp), and if I hadn't had to rip back a bit, I probably would've finished by the end of the game. See?? SO QUICK. And so nice that I made it twice! I'll show you the other version this week! I told you I've been productive! :)