Went searching for the proper size needles to knit the cap [almost automatically typed hook instead of knit so don't be surprised it I do it again and not catch it] and boy did I open up a can of worms. Oops worms refers to hooking too 😊. Sure have a big mess to deal with now before doing anything fun as this mess needs a little organizing.
Did find some needles ~ the long straight ones in that 80s flower designed container and one short circular needle but I've more double pointed circular ones somewhere. See the pastel skein of wool tucked in there?
It is another full skein of yarn to continue work on the Bev Conway shawl pattern she gave me. So I was successful in casting on and knitting sometime during the 23 years living here. Guess I should practice on this before starting my cap.
For you knitters out there, I love the way my Icelandic friend taught me to do the ribbed cuffs and waist band. For that effect one knits and purls in the BACK of the stitch to get that nice rib and elastic effect.
goodies stuff. The crock was my paternal grandfather's, he and I made grape wine in that bad boy many many moons ago.
Okay this is a WARNING! Do not be sipping anything when reading beyond this paragraph. Otherwise you will choke, spit out what's in your mouth or thru your nose.
Ready for a belly laugh? Before my friend Katla taught me to knit the European way I only knew how to crochet. I was in my late 20s at the time so remember that as you continue. At that age I was a slim perky young woman and thought I'd crochet myself a bathing suit 😃😄😁. Thank goodness it never got finished and it never will be.
Right now I'm overwhelmed with the mess I've made so need to put that mess in orderly groups with like yarn but ultimately in a UFO spot. Gather my needles and put them in their jackets, Then ya know what I'm going to do next????? HOOK for relaxation.
Do what floats your boat, keeps your blood pressure down and makes you happy, etc.