There is something about comfort food that is so, well comforting. Our whole family has been sick, really sick, since the middle of September. It’s a long non-blog worthy story but involves an old house and toxic mold. Anyway, we have found as we banded together that it was the little things that made us smile; that extra hug, a warm towel from the dryer, and the quintessential chicken soup, warm chocolate chip cookies for the kids, and for me hot oatmeal with raisins and a touch of brown sugar melting on top.
So when I was blessed with my first clear head yesterday, I knew I wanted to knit with something soft and comforting. Nothing too small, my eyes are not quite focusing yet; something quick so I could feel the satisfaction of knitting again after ten long weeks without (not that I was counting or anything). I found the perfect yarn for my purposes, Cascade Venezia. It’s super soft merino and silk is warm and cozy in my hands and it’s nice and chunky at a 3.5 stitches per inch.
With the holidays approaching our thoughts have turned toward the ski season. So I’m designing a hat that reminds me of those fabulous pictures taken the day after a big storm. You know, the ones with majestic mountain slopes, bright blue skies, loads of fresh snow and a single set of ski tracks swishing back and forth through the fluffy white powder. I also decided to try a few of Sarah’s absolutely fabulous tutorials so I started with a provisional cable cast on and will finish up later with an i-cord bind off. I’ve got a few tricks in mind for the top of the hat too. Let’s see how it goes - I'm kind of winging it.
So now I have my comfort knitting, a cup of hot tea, my two Velcro dogs warming my toes and cyber friends to share it all with. It’s a nice day.