I tried to keep that momentum going and continue to finish things. And then I laughed. January 4th and I still hadn’t cast on anything new for the year?!?! What better justification for a new project than the new year! Hooray for rationalization!
Dotted Rays, the third has arrived!
Each of the languishing WIPs has a sticky wicket of some sort, two have colors that need full daylight to distinguish, one requires reading a cable and lace chart. There are loads of rationalizations here! I needed some comfort knitting, something I didn’t have to think about. Time for a new WestKnit! This is my third Dotted Rays, my second that is scrappy stash busting (because I love weaving ends, obviously?!?)
To minimize the loose ends, I’ve decided, I’m not cutting the yarn at all. Joining a scrap, working it until it ends and joining the next one. No new ends created. We’ll see how long I can stick to that.
I lined my yarns up as close to a gradient as I could. I think that was ‘Find Your Fade’ envy. It was pretty but not quite what I wanted. Instead, I’ve opted to work the scraps in size order. The wedges grow as the shawl grows, so it’s a logical decision.
With all that in order, things were seeming boring so I had to switch it up, just a little more. So I’m doing a Doodler mashup. I’ve substituted the Doodler’s scalloped edge into my Dotted Rays. It’s a subtle little detail but I’m quite happy with it. Now to think of something fun to do along the edge…
While I knit and think on that, I cast on my first socks of 2017! I’m pretty excited about wearing this pair of socks. It’s the yarn I dyed with my Mom back in October!
Those colors!! I can’t wait! Except I have to…I went down to size 00 for this pair! Those needles are tiny!! I didn’t curse, even once, as a cast on. Not even silently to myself. It actually went okay??
And, the sweater, let’s not forget about this monstrosity. It’s re-emerged from a healthy dose of frogging and trip to the time out corner. New goal: Have it ready for steeking next weekend! Ready, Set…GO!