I cast on Booties for Grown-Ups (by Frankie Brown) for my grandmother. You can find them on Ravelry.
I don’t usually knit with such chunky yarn, but it seems to be fairly easy (so far, knock on wood). Lately I’ve noticed a surge of crocheted scarves around my workplace. The girls I have talked to have all said that they made their scarves. Many have mentioned that they also know how to knit but prefer crochet because it is “more relaxing” and “you don’t have to finish it, you can just tie a knot” (I’m assuming she was referring to binding off). I agree in some aspects, crocheting is easier and can be quicker. But, I find knitting more challenging and I can do more with knitting; instarsia, cables, fair isle and the like. (colour work is my niche I think). I am happy that the fiber big seems to be going around no matter the form. I’ve even had a friend ask me if I know how to weave, she wants to make a scarf. I ,sadly, do not. Do you have any recommendations for a good instruction book I could get her for Christmas?
It has started to snow, which seems harmless enough, even pretty. Not for me, I am slipping and falling all over the place. Maybe I should just sit down and knit.