Knitting Superstitions

Hello Everyone!

We are back to another wonderful Sunday afternoon.  I have chicken in the slow cooker for tacos tonight and with it a yummy Mango Avocado salsa I made sitting in the fridge.  I can’t wait for dinner.  But its only 3:45 so I have to.

On the knitting front, I am in the middle of the gusset of the second Bavarian Cable sock. I have been knitting it while I finish binge watching Gilmore Girls, I have been steadily watching the whole series for several months and I want to finish before I watch Orange is the New Black.  As you know, Season 3 came out on Friday and it has taken all the restraint I have not to watch it.  But I am almost through Season 6 of Gilmore Girls, so not much left.  Maybe OITNB next weekend.

Yesterday, I went to my LYS, Gourmet Yarn in Oklahoma City and bought yarn for my Rhinebeck Sweater.  I am so EXCITED!!!!  I am not going to tell you what yarn I got or what the pattern is until I have it cast on.  I don’t know, it’s a thing of mine. I don’t like to reveal what I am going to work on until I actually have it cast on.  Its like  knitting superstition or something, like I might jinx it.  But I am very excited about it. I think I will cast it on after I finish the socks because I am not sure how long it is going to take me and I do have a deadline.  I needs to be done my Rhinebeck.  Yes, I am aware that is months away but still…

It does seem weird to me that summer just started and I am about to knit a sweater, but it must get done. Then I guess after that I can do some actual “summer knitting”.

I also have so many other projects I want to knit up.  Need to knit up.  I need knit and make room in my stash before I go.   The thought kind of stresses me out, but it makes me more excited.  And really, can one have too much yarn?  I don’t think so.

And with that I will leave you. Its a short post I know but I’m kind of excited to get back to my sock knitting so I can start on the sweater.

I will talk to you all next week.  Happy knitting!

-Alexis

Welcome to Summer

Well Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone had a nice week and welcome to Summer!  The rain has moved out and the heat has moved in.  I am very much enjoying the sunshine, I get to run after work, it is getting hot and not sure how I will do as it get hotter and the distances on my training schedule get longer but I will tough it out I suppose. Stay hydrated and be careful.  I am not a morning person, so you probably will not see me out before the sun comes up.  It will be an evening thing for me.

When I am not running outside in the heat, I am very much enjoying the AC and ceiling fans and ice cold water while I knit. I am still working on my Bavarian Cable socks.  I turned the heel the other night and am about a chart repeat or two to the cuff ribbing of the first sock.  All depending on the length I want.

Now that it is June I have an exciting announcement.  This October, for the very first time, I am going to Rhinebeck!  I am SOOOOO Excited!  I have never been before and always wanted to go. I am saving up yarn money and have my Rhinebeck sweater all picked out. I just need to buy the yarn.  I was busy yesterday and my LYS is closed on Sunday’s so I will get the yarn next week and let you know what the sweater is when I cast on.  OHHH I am so excited!!!!!  Are any of you going?  Let me know, I would love to meet you.  Only 4 short months away.

That is all I have for you today.  I will talk to you all again next week and please do let me know if you are going to Rhinebeck.

Happy Knitting,

Alexis