Knitting by the fire is the perfect thing to do when you are procrastinating cleaning your house before Thanksgiving.
I am in the "just about done" phase of the aran wrap. This part of the project has been challenging enough to keep my interest but not so complicated that it is frustrating. A perfect pattern in other words.
As of 10pm tonight I have a little less than 6 inches to go. Then all that remains is putting the fronts and the back together. Meanwhile I am trying very hard to ignore those 2 cakes sitting there on the table. They might look like they are sitting there quietly to you, but let me tell you, they are screaming at me to be cast on some needles. Screaming cakes is a common phenomenon experienced by many knitters as they are about to reach the end of a project.
These are destined to become a hat. A hat that I need for walking when it's as cold as it has been out lately.
In my mind this particular hat is going to look good on me when it's done, though as a general rule I do not look good in hats.
I have never knit anything with bulky pencil roving before. I predict it will go quickly. I am actually thinking of making Chris a hat too. That way we can look like two matching pin heads when we are out shoveling the driveway this winter.
When I mentioned I was thinking of making him one he said, "hmm, that's nice". I don't think he was really listening. Sort of like I wasn't listening to him when he mentioned something about wishing I would pay as much attention to the dusting and vacuuming as I did to my knitting.