This is not an easy question to answer for me — and it really depends upon the day. That’s why it’s good to have several WIPs — so there is one to meet your knitting needs day to day.
Most days I do enjoy a bit of a challenge. Even if I have to frog it several times at the start until I “get” the pattern fully. The Singing in the Rain shawlette is a great example. I must have re-started that shawl 5 times before I really figured out what I was supposed to be doing. But I’m in the groove now. Problem is: I really need to pay attention to the pattern as I go along. So it makes it hard to have a conversation, or watch a movie. If my family asks me a question while I”m knitting now they understand when I am counting stitches and instead of replying right away – I say the number I am on really loudly. “Where’s the remote?” “TWENTY-FIVE” and then a minute or so later . . . “I don’t know.”
Lately, I like a project I can just knit. My Effortless Cardigan is in this stage right now. As is my newest project the Color Affection Shawl. Have read so much about this shawl I just decided to cast on – well, after I got the loveliest colors to knit it with. (Yarn Diet? Who? Me?) I just love Quince & Co. Their color palette is wonderful. I bought 6 skeins of Finch in Leek, Delft (the blue) and Parsley. Here they are . . . am using Leek as the main color:
I love love love this color combination. Actually, I’ve progressed much farther on this than the picture shows. I started the stripe rows last night. The pattern is so easy that I can just knit away and watch a movie (watched “Source Code” on Saturday) or an episode of “Criminal Minds” (loving this show right now). Once I start the short rows, this probably won’t be the case. But I am really looking forward to wrapping this baby around my shoulders . . . maybe at the beach next month on a windy evening. That might be some wishful thinking — that it will be done in a month. Stranger things have happened.
Came across a picture of the double basket socks (I think that’s the name) that I started. I love this pattern. So easy in one respect (just knits and purls) however, you really are attached to the pattern as you knit. So it’s not a good one if you’re wanting to just knit away mindlessly!
This yarn is from the Yummy Sock Yarn club. This was the March selection. Love this yarn . . . was not wild about the pattern that came with it, so I opted for this one instead. So soft and squishy. Yummy.
Ciao!! Until next time!