I keep alluding to knitting stuff in my posts don't I? I do have something on the needles at the moment, and it's rapidly turning into a huge bit of knitting.
Every day I go for a walk round a lake by my office. It's about 1.75 miles, although I can add extra bits of path here and there to take it another 0.25 to 0.5 extra miles depending on how energetic I feel.
One side of the lake is quite sheltered, with lots of tall rustling trees and willow by the water's edge. Here all the ducks accumulate for feeding, squabbbling and snoozing.The other side of the lake is a different proposition. Open ground. High wind. Brrrrr. It's not winter yet and already the wind is shooting down my ear canals and leaving them and my neck sore from cold.
So, I rooted through my wool stash and found a half finished jumper I got from a a fellow freecycler. I'm now reusing the wool and knitting a cowl of what appears to be ginormous proportions BUT it may actually be just the right size once sewn up and worn.
Not a very difficult pattern either.
I cast on about 180 stitches (or so). The pattern is odd rows knit, evens purl until I get to row 10, which should be a purl but instead I knit again. This leaves a single row ridge, then I start the 10 rows again. Very easy. I need about 19 to 20 repeats of the pattern. However, that many stitches with this type of chunky wool means it doesn't fit on two normal needles so I'm using a circular needle. I've not been blessed with enough brain power at the moment to figure out how to join the circle and knit in the round, so I just use it as a set of extra large needles and will sew it up at the end. I'm thinking I might also crochet the edge to stop it rolling up so much.
I'm looking forward to finishing it - the winter weather is starting to draw in!
What are you knitting?