The one thing I love most about knitting, and I’ve probably said it a hundred times by now, is that it wipes away all my stresses. It’s hard to think and focus on all the bad when you have to keep track of your stitches, especially lace repeats. It’s therapeutic.
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.
I have not been able to leave my ball winder alone. Last night when I got in, the first thing I did was pull out a skein of KnitPicks Comfy and try the winder one more time. I am determined to get this thing right.
Yesterday was a long day. Not a bad day, mind you, just long. So, when I encountered a beautiful brown box on my front step at the house, I was extraordinarily pleased! My new knitting toys arrived!
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve stared at the bottom shelves of my bookshelf. I’ve wondered, could I put my stash there? Will my husband freak out if I do? What if I did it anyway? So, last night, I decided to do it.
One thing in knitting that I’ve never quite understood is blocking. I understand wanting to make the stitches even and the garment look as good as possible. It’s not that part. I want to know how you actually do it.
I finally made up my mind on the new project, just in time for the three day weekend! Enter Purlbee’s Big Herringbone Cowl.