The only place housework comes before knitting is in the dictionary.
Ran across this little saying recently and of course I'm feeling totally vindicated in not doing anything around our house. I'm also lucky that I live with guys because they don't care about dust, debris and clutter. So I get to do a lot of knitting whenever I I want to. I don't mind sharing - I used to have a perfectly kept house. The boys were little and their stuff contained to a couple of areas. I worked from home. It was easier. Now those boys range all over the place, leaving clothes, shoes, backpacks, basketballs, earbuds, paper plates, everyTHING, EVERYWHERE! And I'm not there bugging them to pick up and put away. When I get home from work, knitting is my go-to happy place where I can find neatness and order. I still have a well-kept house - when I know someone is coming for a visit. Then I really hop to it!
Our Bianca Wrap KAL will be underway soon. We had a bump in the road with getting our kits in from the vendor, but it will all work out. I had received a kit shortly after Thanksgiving to knit a shop sample (which I secretly hoped would be for me) and eagerly jumped in. What's not to like about Suri Merino from Blue Sky Alpacas. Soft? Yes! Pretty? Yes! A dream to knit with? Yes! It has everything going for it.
So I decided to knit the larger of the two sizes offered (again hoping it would be for me) and after knitting the entire thing less about 2.5 inches, decided that it was just too big - for me. So I ripped the entire thing out over the weekend while watching football games that I had no vested interest in. It is always a marvel to me how quickly you can rip out two months worth of work - and how forgiving the yarn was when I started over again. I wish some things in life were as easy to do-over and as forgiving.
We're pretty excited to be working on a fresh, new look for our website! We're adding new elements that will make our website more responsive for you. It will take a little while for all the pieces to fall into place, but as knitters and crocheters we understand that it takes some time for a project to come together!