It’s been an odd week around these parts – first it took me a solid couple of days to catch up on sleep/energy from the expenditures of Rhinebeck weekend, and then there were a few days of family waiting and uncertainty ending in some sad news. My knitting mojo’s taken a hit this week as well, I’m sure partly due to the above and also partly due to the regular post-project-completion ennui of finishing up my Rhinebeck sweater just in the nick of time.

And so while there are several projects scattered around that I could and should be working on at this very moment (including finishing writing up the pattern for said Rhinebeck sweater), I’ve reached instead for the Briar Rose Abundance purchased at last year’s Rhinebeck. Despite the “worsted” indications on the labels, I read it as a bulky yarn since it swatches up nicely over 14 sts/4 ins.


If I can get a complete full length sleeve in less than a day, sign me up for that action for a little bit. I’ll let the other projects fight with it for some time, but a bit of cozy bulky purple wool is feeling pretty good at the moment.

Like my last sweater, this is starting with a sleeve and some cables, but unlike my last sweater, I actually have a fully-formed plan for it right from the starting gate. More sweater coziness ahead, which is good, since the fall wind doth blow out there.

I hope your weekend is restful and full of knitting! I’ll catch you again next week.


  1. Chin up, knitting will always be waiting for you. {{{Hugs}}}

  2. I send you hugs for the family sadness, and for the end of project ennui. I am also sending a wish; a wish that I could peek into your creative pot and see how the inspiration bubbles and boils spins into the pattern. I can do it (follow the muse I mean) with other media, but for now I follow the pattern and pine for your ability to create said patterns! ❤

  3. So sorry to read about your loss. Grandfathers are very special people.

  4. Dear Glenna, Be well. Thanks for all your lovely posts.

  5. tinebeest · ·

    Strength and courage for the family in difficult times. The other knitting won’t run away, so enjoy your little excursion with Briar Rose.

  6. Georgiana · ·

    So sorry to hear of the family news… hope you find comfort in the new sweater.

  7. Condolences to you and your family. Bright days are ahead.

  8. Sending much love and deep sympathy on the loss in your family…wishing you peace during these sad and difficult days.

  9. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs from me. It is sad to loose someone but they never really leave do they? It is getting cooler now and it times like this when the knitted sweaters, mittens, scarves, and the like begin to emerge from their summer hibernation.

  10. Just simply — hugs.

  11. Pretty sleeves, and lovely squishy looking yarn.

  12. Times of loss call for comfort knitting, and BR meets that specification perfectly. I hope good memories bring comfort in other forms.

  13. I hope you and your family feel better soon! On another note, the cables in the blue look absolutely lovely, cozy, and warm!

  14. Dear Glenna:
    I’m so very sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounds like he was a heck of a guy, and I know you were close. You’ll be in my thoughts.

    I hope your weekend of comfort knitting helped a bit. *hugs* to you.

  15. So sorry to read of your family’s loss. Wishing comfort and hugs for you all.

  16. When did you start knitting? It is a really interesting hobby…I love wearing clothes that have been knitted so does everyone, this website is relevant to current times, keep on knitting!

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