Knitting Season? Yes, Knitting Season. It basically coincides with cold weather and winter months. I mean, who wants to knit in the summer, right? I haven’t knit anything in a couple years, and only then it was scarves, but this Knitting Season I’ve ventured into knitting a blanket. A big, chunky, lacey blanket.
Due to my thoracic outlet syndrome, I have a hard time holding small objects for long periods of time, or gripping anything for more than a few minutes at a time without my hands being in pain, so that’s part of the reason I haven’t knit or crocheted in a couple years. Knitting is far easier than crocheting though as I’m able to hold the needles much looser than I do a crochet hook.
Normally I like to use knitting needle sizes 11, 13 and 15 because they are on the larger size and easy for me to hold. For my big, chunky, lacey blanket, I’m using size 50 needles! Holy cow these things are huge! And purple. But that’s neither here nor there and doesn’t actually make my blanket any better than if I’d gotten blue needles. But these may just be my new favorite needles to knit with for a couple reasons. One, they are SUPER EASY to hold. Two, my blanket is coming along super quick and I love that! Anyone that knows me knows that I don’t have a very long attention span for projects, so I like ones that are quick moving and where I see results very fast. My big, chunky, lacey blanket is one such project.
I’m two nights in working on this, a couple hours each night, and I’m already 6 skeins in with 3 left to go. Can’t wait to use this soft blanket that I’m making with lots of love. It’ll keep us all warm and snuggly on these cold winter nights.
I’ll just have to keep the dogs and cats from stealing it as their own.
After I finish my big, chunky, lacey blanket I think maybe I’ll venture on to some boot cuffs. That is, if I can figure out how to read a pattern and hold much smaller knitting needles. Stay tuned!