It is pouring rain out today, diminishing our chances of a white Christmas, and I think the weather forecast is the same for tomorrow. If we’re lucky, the sun will come out and give us a rainbow or two, but I am not confident the grey skies will fade.
Over the past week, I’ve cranked out 80% of one of my remaining holiday gifts on the knitted gift list, and shipped out gifts to family members out west possibly even on time. The only reason I’ve been able to make so much knitting progress is that I’ve been suffering from what I’ve been calling the Sinus Plague, which has also been affecting my brain. Since there always seems to be a natural slow-down at work around this time, I’ve taken advantage of my sick leave bank to care for my slow brain. All it seems to be able to handle is this repetition, and sometimes not even that!
On the left is the original throw. On the right is the new one, approaching the finish line – one color block left to go.
Ravelry page for this throw: Rainbow Throw
The yarn is originally from Ward Brook Farm in Candia, New Hampshire. My mother used to go on the annual Wool Tour around New England each fall, but now she’s moved out west. I’m fairly certain my mom’s cousin purchased this yarn the year that I went with them, and I still have a large quantity of natural brown wool that I had knitted up into a potato sack like sweater before deciding it wasn’t a flattering silhouette. My mom’s cousin willed me a lot of yarn when her rheumatoid arthritis began to seriously interfere with her knitting, these beautiful colors among them, so she is the intended recipient of this throw.
My sister found the cutest advent calendar for me this year – I haven’t had one since I was a child, but had been admiring some here and there on my travels. Yesterday’s window revealed the sheep knitting the stocking in the bottom window of the Knitting Supplies store. We visited a cute New England knitting shop in a cute New England town over Labor Day, and this reminds us both of that weekend!