I am on a mission to learn a new knitting trick.
This is where youtube rocks.
I am learning how to do a tubular cast on for a hat I want to make myself. With the weather turning... I want a nice hat for me. Then if the boys want a new hat - so be it. Then maybe some socks, and some dishcloths again. I haven't knitted since I finished my last baby blanket... I think I am now starting to miss it again. The hat is called "Columbia Gorge" and I found the pattern on www.whiletheyplaydesigns.com.
Maybe 2016 will be the year that I actually knit myself the St. Brigid sweater that I have been coveting for fifteen years. I think it will be an epic project that will likely take me at least a year to knit.. but I suspect that once done, this will be one that I will wear forever. Literally. I am still wearing the Irish sweater that I bought in Blarney in 1995... so I really don't rule this out.
I think I am distracting myself from learning this new task. I am blogging, cruising through sweater patterns, and patting the cat instead of learning how to do this cast on technique. The joys of teaching this old dog new tricks.