The Daily Purl


I am expecting with baby no. 2 – due in two months!  I’ve been knitting lots of little socks and recently finished a pair of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s baby longies modified as shorts.  I’m also in the planning stages of weaving a rug for the baby’s room.  I’ll share more once the linen warp is on the loom…


Last night I finished sewing a toddler size jumper in Liberty of London kingly cord.  (Love the weight and texture of this fabric!)  I’m also close to binding off on a matching sweater.  It feels great to be making things again!  Over the summer days and months went by without the click of needles.  Piles of fabric went untouched.  Weaving shuttles gathered dust.  It made me realize that I simply cannot go without making something for very long.  My aunt recently told me that my grandmother was always working on a project.  Always had knitting or needlework in a basket by her chair.  She would know how I feel today.  A sense of balance returned through handwork.