I’m getting really good at that: procrastiknitting. Because I know I should work on one project, I find myself inevitably drawn to another. Hence the golf club covers, alpaca scarflette, arm warmers, and pompom hat. Oh, and the new projects: a scarf and a cowl!
My husband and I popped down to Yarnivore Urban Thread at the Spice Village in Waco this weekend. I went in there with one thing, and only one thing, on my mind. I was running low on Malabrigo worsted merino in Pollen, and I needed to know if they had any more. Luckily for us, they had just one more hank of the colour I needed for my shawl project. But then there was something else.
My projects finally seem to be moving forward, despite a few hiccups along the way this week. The big project is going a bit slower. The sweater is nearing 7 inches long, which is about the halfway point of the body. However, finding the time and motivation to sit down to simple stockinette is proving more challenging than I anticipated.
This weekend, despite having had a rough week and anticipating another one immediately after, was extraordinarily productive for me. Earlier last week, I had knit a lovely seed-stitch cowl (photo to come), which I absolutely adore. I used 90 stitches cast onto size 17 straight needles with Charisma (Michaels brand Loops and Threads) in cream. I’d never done seed stitch, but it seemed simple enough to give it a shot. Four Doctor Who episodes later, I stitched the edges together and voila! Gorgeous cowl.
Tis the season for those infamous/dreaded New Year’s Resolutions! We’ll all promise to lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with our families, manage our finances better, clean the house more often, and everything else we can think of to make ourselves overall better people this year.