Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I have been knitting up a storm, a "knitstorm" if you will. Last Friday, I cast on a cowl and haven't stopped knitting (well I did read a book and do normal life stuff, but you know what I mean.).  I've made a cowl, two adult hats, a bib and started on another cowl.  I feel like I am getting over some "knitter's block"  If writers can have writer's block, then knitter's can have knitting block.  It is all about the creativity and producing something.

All year I have been very focused on what I need to knit.  I need to get this done or that.  Need makes knitting less enjoyable.  Really, if you need to get it done, where is the joy in that?  So on Friday, I purchased some yarn on a whim and cast on a cowl from the latest Love of Knitting magazine.

I am really enjoying this magazine, by the way.  This is my second issue as a subscriber. I highly recommend it.  I don't think it is a well know publication.

Anyway, in less than 24 hours from casting on, I had this cowl done.

The pattern is Raspberry Tart and it is so new I can't find a link to it anywhere. It is a broken rib pattern and so easy to make, if you can count to 2...which I may or may not have had issue with.  I mean knit 2 purl 2, what confounding instructions........

I knit on it all Saturday morning while I was at the farmer's market selling my wares.  It was wonderful.  I made something for no reason.  Just something I wanted to do and so, I did it.  It was so quick and fast that I wanted more.  Knitting can be like a drug.  I needed more projects to cast on and finish so I did, but more on those later.

Do you get blocks in what you do?  How do you overcome them?


  1. Very nice. I might even be able to do that pattern. Did you sell a lot of your knitting at the farmers market?

    1. I sold one hat.Atleast I sold something. It was really hot and so it was hard to sell winter items.