Friday, December 13, 2013

(un)finished objects

Working on this doll blanket for my girl, and a pebble vest (pullover style, no buttons) for my boy

Still working on this blanket (oh my. Did I really start this back in April?)

I met a lovely neighbor a few months ago who keeps fiber goats and dyes her own yarn. She so kindly gifted me the shades of red skein on the left, which I plan to make into this children' shawl. And I have several skeins of this gorgeous gray yarn from Grace's shop, waiting to be turned into a baby sweater, maybe like this one. 
I have no idea when these knitted projects will actually be finished (certainly not by Christmas), but it's fun to share works-in-progress anyway! Almost everything I'm doing is happening at a deliberately slow pace these days. Whenever I leave our home, I feel an uneasy type of energy around - noisy, hurried, stressed - as most people seem to be rushing about here and there. It's hard not to get caught up in all that momentum toward completion (of what, exactly, I'm not sure). So, I'm making an effort to go slowly. Do less. Hurry less. Wait more. Celebrate in-completion. I'm feeling more peace in my days this way as I simplify more and more. We light our advent candles, wait to bring in a tree, and don't fret about buying the perfect gifts (opting to give books and homemade cookies instead). We're holding off in this season of excess, wanting more of only one thing - time together.


  1. Love seeing your knitting - that blanket is beautiful. Like you, I have several projects going on at once, scattered throughout the house.

    1. Thank you! These kind of projects do seem to spread around, don't they?

  2. I seem to have several projects going right now as well. You'd think that I would have gotten a lot of knitting done during our recent sub zero temps, but I didn't. I'm not sure when I'll get them done either.

  3. I admire all your knitting. I never have really progressed beyond dish cloths....but those are small and fast enough can actually manage to finish one every now and then which has decidedly not been the case with my larger, more ambitious projects. That blanket is wonderful already, I can tell.

  4. Such beautiful knitting, Jaime. You're a lucky girl to be gifted with such fine yarn. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xx

  5. I know I'm late to the party commenting on this one, but that blanket is going to be gorgeous! Wow, I absolutely love the pattern. And, hey, who cares if it takes a long time - it will be just as gorgeous a year from now as it would be a month from now. :)


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