2013: I’m a knitting zombie

It is 2013, did ya know?

I thought 2013 would launch itself upon me with silk and cashmere, but it sneaked in quietly totally lacking fanfare. 

A 2013 FO: Roll Play by Susan Ashcroft knit in Three Irish Girls Wexford Merino Silk

A 2013 FO: Roll Play by Susan Ashcroft knit in Three Irish Girls Wexford Merino Silk

I think I want all of my knitting this year to behave the same way.  I will not be making elaborate plans.  I will not be making detailed lists.  I will not be obsessively adding new projects.  I am going to knit.  Quietly.  Enjoyably.  Peacefully.  A bit like a knitting zombie…

One of the things I have discovered in 2013 is the knitting videocast Stockinette Zombies.  I luuurve it.  I wait (im)patiently each week for their new episode to be released.  I hit play on my iPad and knit away merrily while watching.  They are funny, interesting, and cool.  Damn, these ladies knit fast.  The number of projects – sweaters no less – that they roll through from week to week makes my head spin.  Please note:  they will be dangerous to your yarn diet.  They seem to have an endless list of indie dyers from whom they order yarn.  Then they show the beautiful yarn on their videocast making me want to buy. all. the. yarnz.

I plan to stumble, zombie style, through the year – knitting, spinning and dyeing.  Bring your undead self along for the ride.

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