Since putting down my granny square project for a much-needed pause (I’ll get to those borders and assembly in due course), I’ve found myself with a bit of knitting ADD. Or possibly whiplash from having focussed on such a large project for such an amount of time…Or another metaphor which I have yet to come up with. Probably there are a lot more of those out there! Essentially I’ve been doing the knitting things, just with a bit of lack of focus.
But, I have been continuing with the knitting tasks in progress, and remembering the knitting that I have been up to, and things continue and that is all good.
The turquoise lace panel cardigan I’ve been working on now has a body and 1.5 sleeves, which is pretty great – I had rather hoped I’d be father along with it now than I am, but actually this means I am about half a sleeve away from joining for the yoke, and when you’re at the yoke on a bottom-up seamless sweater you are basically done, so that is fantastic. (At some point it’s also going to need a name, and a pattern write-up, so more thought-thinking ahead on that.)
I have also done a bit of playing with cables in the last few weeks, preparing for the class I taught last weekend at the Knitter’s Frolic here in Toronto. (It was all about cables and working beyond the basic stitches, and it was fun and I will definitely teach it again).
The side effect, of course, is that in playing with cables even just for the exercise of it, I got thinking about other things to do with cables, and now I think I may just spend my summer knitting cables all the time. I think having a crochet-filled winter stole some of my beloved cable knitting time from me and now my brain wants that fixed! Which, really, I am totally okay with fixing that.
Also, not for nothing, but you know what else I did? I discovered a pair of socks that I’d finished back in October except for the finishing. So I sewed up the toes and wove in the ends on those suckers. New/old pair of Jaywalkers, here we are.
I hope you’re discovering some new knitting adventures this week, even if they are not so much new as old things being rediscovered – those can be new adventures too.
Project: new sweater design by me
Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Damsel, in ‘mermaid’ blue
Project: cable swatches for a future project
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran, in ‘peacock’ blue
Project: Jaywalker socks
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, in ‘hermosa’