I have not touched the languishing (and growing) pile of WIPs. Pretty sure I won’t be getting 12 pairs of socks done this year. And that sweater steek I was going to finish for Christmas dinner…obviously I meant Christmas 2017. and those two Stephen West shawls I have on the needles? Heck…why not make it one more? Three shawls in progress are definitely better than two!
A friend gifted me two skeins of MadTosh for Christmas. Another friend sent me a MadTosh gift certificate. And then, the first paycheck from the new job arrived. It was the perfect storm of yarn addiction. I meant to get just a couple skeins but ended up with these 8 beauties and a desire to knit Stephen’s Eyeball Shawl. I couldn’t contain myself.
I was egged on by the fact that the friend who gifted the first yarn, also a knitter, bought herself the same yarn! And she agreed, the eyeball is completely necessary. And so we had a little cast on party. It can’t be a completely horrible idea if you can convince someone else to do it.
It begins from the center, a complete pain but after a short knit, it’s just pi shawl shaping. Lots of stockinette in the round, one of my happy places. Despite not having much knitting time, this has become my sole focus, I’m loving it.
I’m not sure why I picked this crazy color, Electro Magic. It’s way more pink that I usually go for. I’m drawn in by it’s iridescent quality. It’s an amazing color. Even for an eyeball.