…It seems like it’s been much longer though! I’ve gotten a lot done. It started with cat sweater sleeves.
I’m STILL following the pattern! It’s on the verge of completion and it’s perfect!
Knitting ADD kicked in though. I wanted to do some relaxation knitting. I pulled out the Spice Market Shawl.
Frankly, this project isn’t going to get far. It would be gorgeous if I had the desire to finish it but I hate the stitch that makes that little flower dot thing. It’s m3f3 – make 3 from 3 – essentially you K3tog, yo, K3tog all into the same three stitches. It’s a pain. I’m not feeling it. It’s in the time out corner so I can think about it for a bit but I’m pretty sure my mind is made up.
By then it was about 5 o’clock and I was thinking about what I was going to bring to knit night. The mailman came and saved the day!
A box of yarn from my Mom arrived! While I’m certainly a yarn snob, I like to try new things. And here’s a whole bunch of stuff from Lion Brand, I’ve never tried. The lower right hand corner is their Ball in a Shawl. One Ball = One Shawl and they have several pattern choices on their website. I chose a simple garter stitch, boomerang shawl.
I did rewind the Lion ball…it was dreadful and destined to be a tangled mess otherwise. So far, this yarn is okay. I see why people with a small yarn budget would be drawn to it. It’s a cotton/acrylic blend with a metallic thread. Aran weight, 518 yards. I’m using a size 8 needle, so it’s going quickly.
I even took it for a little bus ride today. My favorite kind of knitting is the kind that be successfully executed on the bus.
The six skeins on the left are Landscape, another aran weight yarn. It’s soft, sure, but it’s also barely spun making it a tangly mess, despite being 100% acrylic. I kind of hate it already.
I’m thinking maybe some quick cowls in fun stitches…herringbone, brioche, linen stitch? If you hated Lion Brand Homespun, I don’t recommend this one at all! Consider yourself warned!
And the rainbow Mandala, I think that’s destined to become a crochet mandala circle vest. It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love here in San Francisco. Every local institution is pushing it hard. A rainbow crochet vest seems completely appropriate!
But first, a cat sweater. Fingers crossed, the next time you hear from me it will be with news of a finished sweater!!