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thinking about knitting

I've been looking through some of my old knitting pictures, posts, magazines.  Directly and indirectly, many things have changed in my home and heart over the past few years that have affected my knitting.  It's that time of year that I used to love so much - back to school for my kids, and back to teaching knitting for me!  Most of that is gone, and I'm thinking about how I can connect with the spirit of that but in new ways.  I'm looking to knit a sweater in/by September, and time to meet up with stitching friends.  Perhaps a sweater for a son or two.    

Yesterday, I cast on for a Kildalton sweater by Kate Davies, the restyled version.  I wanted to keep it simple and not overthink it, but I'm already splitting it in pieces and thinking maybe I'd rather have a pullover.  Easy changes, but then that will affect the collar.  I'm starting with the back, though, so I can think about it awhile longer.  

In 2020, I knitted slippers for my family.  I see I never posted a picture of the slippers I made for myself.  I don't know if I even took one, which is a shame because I think they're so cute!  Well I took one today.  

I'd love to make something for everyone in my family again, but what to make 18-ish people of varying sizes and taste?  Maybe hats or mittens.  Maybe next year.  Maybe this year, the advent calendar I've been drawing out for seven years?!  For now, continuing with the sweater. 

I'd love to hear what you're making! 


  1. Oh wow -- I can't wait to see your Kildalton -- that's a beautiful sweater! Your slippers are beautiful too! If you figure out what to make for everyone, let me know -- I'd love to do something like that too. Everyone has such different tastes though, I can't think of anything that everyone would like. I started a sweater knit on size 2 needles forever ago. It's taking so long that I keep losing interest LOL.

  2. Ah, I'm not a knitter . . . but I sure enjoy the slippers you made!! And my other lovely knitted things. : )


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