Winter in Mazatlán is usually an incredibly social time… but this year I have not been inclined to go out so much. I guess it’s some sort of change in me – I am just so content to stay home and read, knit, sew, and cook. I do get out walking and biking, but the usual comment when I run into people is “I haven’t seen you around, how are you?” All my working life I had to shoehorn my favorite activities into such a limited time that I am grateful every day to be able to do what I want – every day.
So, aside from reading (you can always check out what I’m reading in the widgets on the left side of the page) and cooking (this week vegetable raviolis, portobello potstickers, and enchiladas) I have been doing a lot of knitting.I finally finished the endless sweater I had been working on since last winter and it has been useful on these cold mornings. That’s it, below. At the top of the post is a picture of the wrap made from the yarn and pattern that blog reader and friend Susan gave to me last summer. It was a fun project and I love the way it drapes on my shoulders.
Susan also gave me another wrap pattern and I used some green yarn from my stash to make it. I love the drape on it, too… but I might make it again and add some more repeats to make it a bit bigger. It’s still warm here in the evenings when you go out to dinner but a little wrap like this (below) is perfect if there’s a draft or a cool breeze. The pattern links above are to my Ravelry project pages. If you’re a knitter you just MUST be on Ravelry for patterns, project ideas and so much more.
The last project I completed is a little capelet that I made for myself from some Australian alpaca yarn from my stash. It knit up very quickly and is going to be a favorite as well. I took these pictures with the self-timer on the camera, I know they need help and I’ll keep working on it!
Finally, I just started a new project with some silk mohair I bought in Mexico City without a project in mind. It’s a sleeveless top that I’ll probably wear over a camisole. Amazingly it is very fuzzy mohair but it doesn’t shed and isn’t itchy. I think I’ll wear it a lot. So know you know what I’ve been up to…. and I promise you’ll see me around town more in the future.