24 Hours Later…

…It seems like it’s been much longer though!  I’ve gotten a lot done.   It started with cat sweater sleeves.

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.

spice market

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!

mail call

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.

square needles

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.

shawl in a ball

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.

shawl on a 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.

landscapes

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!!

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