Mondays are the best days of the week. Mondays mean that I can get back to the workshop and crack on with my current projects, and they also mean knitting circle evening. For quite a few months now a group of wooly fanatics have been getting together, taking turns hosting dinner and treating each other to tasty nibbles and delicious cakes. We're an odd bunch, at first glance. From afar I bet you couldn't guess we were meeting to compare baking skills and purling achievements. But this lovely oddball collection of friends have developed a healthy addiction to wool and all things associated with it. Its one of the highlights of my week.
I must confess, the past 4-6 meets I have indulged more on the three course meal than stitches and projects we each have. Things were going so well, until I finished my bonbon; the cherry on top of my hand knitting hat. Since then projects have started, and fizzled out. There hasn't been anything that I've wanted to get my teeth into, except...
The penultimate project that I still insist on starting ... AND COMPLETING, is The Giant Sock Project, or The Knitted and Felted Adult Sleeping Bag. Granted, it'll take a lot of time, and a lot of wool. Maybe it's these factors that have curbed my enthusiasm. There is the beautiful, soft, perfectly formed cocoon-shaped sleeping bag in my imagination, can it be realised?! We shall see.
I think learning to knit a normal sized sock and how to felt may actually be a sensible starting point. Hence this little tester (please glance over the poor and ugly little sample square, it's not my best work)
It may seem like a small step to you, however this teeny-tiny little square has given me hope that I shall be sleeping toasty warm next winter.