After my dog passed away last month, I threw myself into knitting Aidez, as part of CelticCastOn’s knit along, and it really did help. To be able to focus on something not too difficult, while knitting with a lovely soft yarn, was indeed knitting therapy for me. Initially, I was so daunted by this pattern as I frequently am when looking at a cabled pattern, but it really was so simple to make. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would! My Ravelry project page is here. As people say, time heals all wounds, and I am missing my old friend, but I am also getting to the point where I can think about him without crying, but instead smile to myself and remember all the good days we had together.
I am really pleased with it. It really is a beautiful pattern.
I also completed another vest. This pattern is called Angostura by Ysolda Teague and I can’t overstate what a wonderful pattern it is. Fun to knit, minimal finishing, a perfect fit. I made it with less than 3 skeins of Cascade 220 to boot.
I also had the pleasure of test knitting Kelly’s (of CelticCastOn fame) first design, Stormont, a unisex cabled hat. I used Cascade 220 for mine, or rather, my daughter’s. It is super sweet on her! Congrats on your first pattern, Kelly!
I also used some of my leftover yarn from Aidez to make a Sideways Grande Cloche. It turned out really well, and was fun to make, but as with most hats and short hair….well…see for yourself:
Maybe some make up would help? Short hair and winter hats…yikes. The answer may be to grow my hair longer!