My husband commented on my blog name the other day. I describe this site as “a little about knitting, and a lot about nothing”. He kissed me and said I “fill the space between knitting and nothing nicely.” I thought that was a sweet thing to say. My hunny has such a clever way with words, and he is never at a loss for saying things that just melt my heart.
What have I been up to? A question that has been burning in your hearts, no doubt.
In the knitting department, I finished my third Scoreboard Cowl. Who isn’t nutz about those Pittsburgh Steelers? Black and Yellow. The Killer Bees. This year, I noticed a trend: the team I pick has a losing season. Next year I will knit one in the NE Patriots team colors. I did something differently than in previous years. Typically I delineate between games with a row or two in white. This year I played with colorwork, while leaving the white out. I wasn’t nuts about knitting with the three colors and this seemed like a cool way to show where one game ended and another began. I am really pleased with the results and future cowls will use the same technique. You can find the details on my Ravelry page: Killer Bees Scoreboard Cowl
Other projects completed in 2018 were Bodhi Knit Washcloths from Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 7: Ease. If you have not had the pleasure of owning one of their guides, I suggest you do; each one shares a collection of knits from some very talented knitters with each guide based on a theme. The Bodhi was one of the most addictive, enjoyable and portable projects I have ever knit. The highlight of this project was having them shared on Instagram by the designer as well as the Mason-Dixon ladies! I wrapped each cloth around a handmade soap from Merriweathers in Rhinebeck and gave them as Christmas gifts to my “knit worthy” friends and colleagues.
In other news:
What’s in my glass: A Bourbon Negroni (look it up, it’s divine!)
What’s makin’ noise: Oh, just 50 mph wind gusts!
Saint of the Day: St. Tarasios – he was the first secretary to the Emperor Constantine and his mother, Irene. Apparently he was a pretty big deal in his day. One of the things he advocated for was that the practice of veneration of icons be restored in the church. Personally, I would like to thank this man. I love gazing on icons during prayer or meditation. They are beautiful, inspirational and a tangible manifestation of the history of the faith. Good job Tarasios, good job!
May you give and receive all that is good!