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Knovember is for Knitting

I'm in a knitting mood.  I like to crochet, and I can force myself to eat and work and pick up toys around the house, but what's really consuming my thoughts right now is knitting. 

Knitting is my absolute very favorite most bestest yarncraft activity, and it's all I want to do right now.  I tend to crochet more projects to write about because crocheting is typically a little faster than knitting, and because I've been pretty engrossed in learning more about crocheting in the past year.  There have been so many projects and stitches and techniques I've wanted to try!

But in the last week or two, I've gone back to knitting.  Lots of it.

It's slower, more contemplative, and yields a completely different fabric than crocheting.  I've wanted more than one needle.  I've wanted a project that would take a while.  For Pete's sake, earlier in the week I actually wanted to use 4 DPNs (double pointed needles)!  I don't know what's happening, but I'm going to enjoy it. 

I'm picking up knitting WIPs that have sat around all summer and finishing them up in time for the chillier months.  I'm trying out new, woolly patterns.  A couple of weekends ago, I even knit a gauge swatch.

And liked it.  (Oh man, but how could I not with that glorious yarn?!?!?!?!)

I can't show what I'm working on just yet, but I will tell you that I've let it sit for nearly a week now just because I'm a little sad about finishing it--that's how much I'm enjoying my knitting projects right now.

And, there is this:

Yes, I'm trying socks.  For real.  I'm using much smaller needles and yarn than the pattern recommends, but it all evens out with my loose-goosey gauge.  Plus, these are for me so there's no pressure--just extreme excitement over the prospect of wearing my very own handknit socks!  This is the Basic Sock Pattern from I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks!, but you know what?  I can.  Knovember is for knitting and I have a lot more projects that I want to tackle.

Maybe even mittens.  Who knows?  This weekend is full of possibilities. 

Happy crafting!

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