Knitting is my favorite thing to do these days, with a cup of coffee and a good podcast. In the winter, I always have my needles with me, in case I want to knit on the bus or stab an attacker when walking under the shady overpass near my office.
Over the holidays I knit a few circle scarves for dear buddies. These pictured are just simple variations on the Jane Richmond Marian pattern I posted a while back. My favorite yarn for thick and quick jobs is Blue Sky Alpaca's bulky alpaca/wool blend. This yarn is so soft and dreamy, I'm half tempted to build a giant cocoon out of it, in which I will live out the rest of my days. If a new me hatched from an alpaca yarn cocoon, would I emerge an alpaca?
Oh, and THIS:
I taught Kurt how to knit last weekend. After I went to bed that night, he stayed up and knit until 3 AM while watching space documentaries. When I woke up to go to work the next morning, he sleepily asked from his side of the bed, "Did you see my towel?" His towel: a 3"x5" knit square, still in progress. Cute, cute.
Fun fact: When he worked in construction, he'd "crochet" his extension chords so they wouldn't get tangled. Clever man, that one.
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From the Whirly Bird archives: Attack of the Giant Knit Scarves! | Knitted Coffee Cozy | Giant Knit Cowl
My knitting/crochet Pinterest Board.
Favorite podcasts to knit to: Radiolab, The Story, Spilled Milk, This American Life
Do you like to knit? (If so, what are you working on?) What is your favorite podcast? I'd love to know!