Turns out, I thrive with structure and scheduling. I’m sure that explain my love of knitting–rows & columns are the definition of structure! Jobs also provide a lovely habitual structure that I enjoy. And, so far, my transition back to Working Stiff has gone great! I’ve found my daily groove. The schedule has fallen into place, including plenty of time to knit!
While I mostly hate the bus–the crowds, the smells, the noise–loud cellphone conversations and now it seems, streaming video–UGH! I do enjoy dedicated knitting time. Simple knitting on small projects at regular intervals results in lots and lots of instant gratification! I really dislike riding the bus but I am loving the constant productivity. And all the new FOs…like this cowl!
It looks a lot like the cowl I sent Mom for her birthday. The yarn is the leftovers from that project, YOTH Yarns Big Sister Puppies. The pattern is very similar as well, but I made one crucial modification. I swapped out the original, more complicated lace pattern for an easier, bus friendly lace pattern. The resulting mash-up practically knit itself! Here’s my Ravelry page with all the details! I used the shaping of Adama with the mesh pattern of Summer Flies.
At this rate, I think I’ll actually put a dent in the stash this year!