|What to knit next?|
I don't have the mental bandwidth to knit much more than flat garter or stockinette in the round at the moment. Casting on may even be a problem. I have to admit, the new living situation is taking way more out of me than expected. I knew it wasn't going to be ideal but I was not prepared for the reality.
I'm sure it will get better once we are all settled and the packing boxes are gone, but that won't be for another week or two. My husband is still staying at the old house doing the final cleaning and punch-out type stuff. He's living on a mattress on the floor so he's cranky and not available to help us and the MIL went 48 hours without sleep which means I went 47 hours without sleep so I'm cranky.... Oh, and there's a spider in the shower stall and Mike's not here to take care of it.
The whole situation is an eye opening, frustrating adjustment. But, we are getting to spend precious time with the MIL and as of next week, we'll no longer have a mortgage payment and will be 100% debt free. I just need to keep reminding myself of that. Besides, sleep is underrated.
Anyway... Enough whining. Let's get on with my three yarn choices.
Do I knit a simple hat or maybe some mittens with that lovely brown wool from Love Ewe Farm? My hesitation on that idea is that (1) I don't have the mental capacity to deal with dpns and I've never been a fan of magic loop. And (2) I feel like that yarn deserves more than simple stockinette in the round. And (3) this choice would involve winding the yarn and while I have unpacked my swift, I haven't come across my winder yet.
Or do I start a Close to You shawl with that pretty bluey, purpley, greenish skein of Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot I picked up at the Center of the Yarniverse's birthday bash/grand opening of the new, bigger shop a few weeks ago? I'm dying to knit with this yarn, I think it would be an excellent match for the pattern and I've been wanting to knit a Close to You for ages. But... this yarn needs to be wound too.
My third choice is a Garnet Heather sweater out of Wool of the Andes Tweed. I really, really want to knit myself a sweater but I haven't decided on a pattern and I'm not in the mood for gauge swatching. Like I ever actually am, or even do, for the matter. Who am I kidding here?? But.... while I don't want to swatch, I also don't want to knit a sweater that doesn't fit and the yarn looks thinner than 'normal' Wool of the Andes. According to the ball band it's the same but... I've never knit with the Tweed before so I'd be afraid to guestimate like we all know I will actually do when I finally start knitting a sweater.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.