Winter Knitting

I hope the new year is starting off well for everyone! I am just glad the holidays are finally now over. It seems with every passing year, I am finding the holidays to be such a chore. Then again, it’s probably because I’ve been in a funk for some time now. And it doesn’t help that the weather has been mostly dark, gray skies and wet weather.

So to make this winter a bit less gloomy, I’ve been working on this 10 stitch twist knitting project by Frankie Brown. I actually started knitting this back in November.  Last winter I did the 10 stitch blanket, which was fun.  But it didn’t get very far, so it became more of a place mat (for cats).

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This project is fairly easy to knit pattern once you get started. The staring part is most confusing… thank goodness for Youtube knitting tutorials!

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My spiral knitting has reached row 4, so that means 4 long rows & 1 short row.  This knitting project has been my favorite so far since it’s easy to stitch while listening to podcast, watch Netflix, or enjoying coffee/tea on a dark gray winter day.

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And once you’re done, just pack it up.  Another new thing for 2017 I’d like to do is not buy  more things.  Especially yarns, so I am planning on using some of my yarn stash for this blanket.  Happy new year to all & happy knitting!

 

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2 thoughts on “Winter Knitting

  1. It would look pretty as a full blanket, but at least the cat gets to enjoy it. I saw a lady at work knitting during her lunch break, certainly is a relaxing way of spending her free time. I’m not a huge fan of gray winter weather and ready for the Spring.

    • That’s neat your co-worker knits on her break. I always seem to run out of time, whether it’s doing errands, reading or eating during my lunch break 😀

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