Starts with K
Knitting starts with K. I bet some of you could guess that's what I would choose for K. I haven't had as much time for knitting lately as I would like, but I try to keep on going with at least one or two projects. I always try to have a "mindless" knitting project that I can knit while Marc is driving us somewhere, or while I am having a conversation. That kind of project has to be simple and repetitive so I don't have to think about it too much. My current mindless project is the Verdant Shrug by Gina Bonomo - her picture of the final item is shown below in green. It's a free pattern, too!
Image copyright: Gina Bonomo
It is essentially long sleeves connected with a knitted section across the back. It's for times when you don't need a whole sweater, but maybe you have short sleeves and you need a little extra warmth. Or you can wear it over a sleeveless item for an extra bit of cover. Here's mine so far. It will just be continued flat knitting for the full length until the other cuff. Then I will seam up the arms about 15 inches or so.
I am knitting it in "Gale" colourway of classic yarn from Fleece and Harmony in PEI. I do love using locally grown and milled yarn! The mix of light blue-grey and pink is like the sky after a storm.
We have lots of fur, fleece, and feathered kids. To be precise, we have 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 1 rat, 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 sheep, 1 goat, and 22 chickens. Here are most of them, except for the chickens, of whom I have shown 3 examples!
Here is a favourite little friend whom I often see outside my home office window. I took this through the window last week during a snowstorm.