I didn’t knit today! I also didn’t hike or take a cute picture of my dog. So what should I post about?
I went looking for blog prompts to see what I could write about instead but there haven’t been NaBloPoMo prompts since 2015, unless my search was holding out on me. I went back and looked at my old posts from this date and didn’t find any inspiration there. I did realize that I have been doing NaBloPoMo, with varying degrees of completion, since 2009. That year I posted a picture of a shawl I knit for a friend to wear during her chemo. She passed away a year or so after that. Her passing inspired me to knit chemo caps, scarves, and slippers for Bay Area Cancer Connections. Other friends from my knitting group and I used up her old yarn as much as we could for those donations. I have been inspired to donate to them a couple of times since then. I recently knitted some scarves for a girl scout scarf drive but I could never find where they should be sent so maybe I will take these scarves over there and knit more hats.
Okay, so I didn’t find blogging inspiration today but I think I found some donation knitting inspiration, which is even better.
This morning as I was walking out of my kids’ school I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful sky. I took a picture so I could share it with you. (Maybe there is something to that concern that people are living their lives with the purpose of putting things on the internet. The article I read was talking specifically about Facebook but I think a blog follows. Am I addicted to the internet? [Probably.] Moving on…)
I got some knitting done today: I finished casting on and picking up for the second sleeve of my Conic.
I also dug through my yarn to find my leftover Calmer from the cowl as well as some other chemo cap options.
I have two balls which I think are almost complete. I was thinking about striping them in a Shedir. Or perhaps I can find another pattern that would work with stripes. I also have two balls of Bamboozled left (the pale lavender and multi-color) that I’d like use for a different hat. The other yarn in this picture is a full ball of pale blue Calmer which will definitely become a Shedir and a second hank of Sock Candy that I might use to make a second hat like the one Niels modeled here last week.
So many plans, so little knitting time. Dang.