Thursday 3 March 2016

Knitting in the cold

Today I am in a flap. I'm going to be sitting in an arena watching curling for the next 10 days. Yes, this is a holiday! I've looked through my sock drawer and I have 9 pairs of wool socks, check. Turtlenecks, not 10 but good enough, check. Flannel lined jeans, check.

But what am I going to knit with fingerless mittles and my coat on? I have 2 sweaters to finish up. I was going to start something new but ... these 2 sweaters want to get done so that's my first priority.
This Shawl Collared Cardigan needs quite a bit of work.  It's pretty straight forward going now but with the panels of broken rib it does take some attention so I might end up working on the sleeves first. If I miss a round or two between decreases, well so be it.

Then I have the sleeves of the Lattice Pullover to work on. I'm wondering how I can knit sleeves with my coat on. Since I am short, the sleeves on my coat are longish so double pointed needles poke into my cuffs. I've tried it and it doesn't work for me. I'm not a huge fan of the magic loop method. My 40cm long circulars won't last long. So I'm thinking I'll work with 2 circular needles instead. None of my stitches will go astray that way when I have to stuff the whole sweater into my backpack along with a blanket (wait, the sweater will be a bit of a blanket, bonus!), my lunch, a book, a thermos of tea, geez is it all going to fit? Do I need a larger backpack? I just wish I was gone already!


  1. I have come to the conclusion that YOU, Deb, should be in the Olympics as a speed knitter! You turn this out so fast!!! (even when your fingers are stiff and numb from the cold.) it was 60 degrees over the weekend..only a light sweater was needed! My tulips are well above ground! t_a

  2. What arena are you sitting in? Have fun.

  3. You need one of those blanket things that look like a combo housecoat/sleeping bag to keep you warm. And wrist warmers. I can't knit in gloves or fingerless gloves at all, I've tried. I hope it works for you. Good luck.


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