In my travels at the end of April, not only did I treat myself to a new sweater project to cast on, but I also started a new pair of socks. My Pi Shawl is getting close enough to being done that it is not really very portable any more, so that meant it was time to tee up a new purse-knitting project that I could pick up and put down whenever the occasion arises.
And lo, I started a new pair of Jaywalkers. Ahhhhh, hello Jaywalkers my old friend. I’ve come to knit with you again.
I’ve knitted so many pairs of these in my knitting lifetime but the last pair might actually be almost a full year in the rear view mirror. I love these guys. They fit great, they work so nicely with multi-coloured or self-striping yarn, and I still have several pairs’ worth of Lorna’s Laces sock yarn in my stash waiting to be knitted up into these.
Turns out my brain remembers these and finds it reassuring to start a new pair, especially when travelling – it’s a combo I’ve used before and it serves me well! I don’t know if these will be a pair for my own sock drawer or for a future gift recipient, but I’m liking them all the same.
And speaking of that good ol’ Pi Shawl – someone’s getting a knitted-on border. And that means that same someone is even closer to getting finished and blocked. Soon, my new shawl friend, soon!
Do you have knitting projects or patterns that you like to pair up with different places or activities? If you do, I’m sure your brain thanks you for the decision-making shortcut. Deciding what to cast on is sometimes half the battle.
Have a fabulous knitting weekend, blog friends!