One day my son came to me and asked if I would knit him a grey cardigan or hoodie. Yes! Yes I really would like that, I answered. He is very fiber sensitive and can not stand wools that tickle him (at all) so we begun testing what kind of a yarn would be something he would like. He choose Pickles Summer wool (I have it in my stash in soft pink) and we ordered it in grey right away. It arrived this week and I am very happy about the color. It is a grey with a green touch, I think. I think it is so lovely that my son nowadays asks me to knit something for him, like a cardigan or this fox scarf I did earlier. I did not have any pattern but just experimented and had fun with the project. Now I finally found buttons for eyes and he has been wearing it even inside the house today (Can you see those cheeks? Like red apples. I took the picture after a two hours time playing outside) Just now I found the creature on his bed with all of his stuffed animals. This all makes me so happy.
I have many knitting goals this year. Actually they are more like dreams because I do not want to think about knitting as something that will stress me and a word 'goal' has a little stressful meaning for me. My knitting time is mostly in the evenings after my son has gone to bed and after house work is all done. I rarely have a possibility to knit during daytime. One dream is to find days that would offer me an occasional, even a little moment with my needles during daytime. Another dream is to knit this hoodie I mentioned and then I have a list of garments I would love to try. One of them is this Viuhka. This one is on my needles right now but I have not made any progress lately. And then I would just love to knit something from the new oncoming Madder anthology 2 book by Carrie Bostick Hoge. This Leigh Tee is so to my taste and Rowan Cocoon..... I found a tiny little Cocoon swatch I once knitted and now I am so hungry for that yarn.
Mainly my dream for this year's knitting projects is to knit with fibers and yarns that are kind of "yarn love" to me. It doesn't matter how much I actually get done but the journey with lovely fibers and time with my needles is something I am looking forward to. I have so much to learn and I am enjoying every new project whether it is small one or something bigger.
Oh yes and I finished my grey Bas Relief Hat. I like it so much!