Tuesday, July 17, 2018
I said I wouldn't......
I meant it when I said it.
But I failed and ended up doing it.
I picked up the knitting needles instead of getting back to my pile of quilting.
My momentum was disrupted and I got a little burned out quilting 7 quilts in less than 7 days and then getting 5 of them bound in no time at all. So glad two of those quilts went back home with the customer.
I then found myself staring at "not so good" TV for a couple of nights and decided "what would it hurt to pick up a small, mindless project just to keep my hands busy".
So.....I now have my first Christmas present made.
That can't be all bad, right?
Of course, while I was knitting that, I am thinking about this yarn that I had bought a few years ago when I was on a retreat in St. Louis. It's by Koigu.
It's been so long since I bought it, I don't remember what I bought it for and the fact that I don't want a bunch of yarn stacking up unless I have a project in mind (let me rephrase that, I don't want too many projects piling up), I decided to go on a hunt for a pattern.
I found this.
It's called Therapy.
Well, I had enough of the main yarn for this project, but now I needed two contrasting colors to go with it. So I went over to Ewe-nique Knits (my favorite yarn show in the area) and the owner graciously pulled about 20 skeins that would go with what I had. I highly recommend this knit shop. I chose these two.
I think they go well together.
I am on a roll with this shawl. Here's where I am at right now.
I am ready to add the third color yarn. These two yarns so far tend to "fade" together. I started with the "lipstick" in a solid, then there is a stripe, lace, stripe and then the variegated is worked in a large area. I will be adding the "sweetcorn" color next in a stripe effect. I am thinking this will be done in no time at all since it's been going pretty fast so far.
I have plenty of other knitting projects waiting in the wings, but they require quite a bit of concentration, so I foresee putting the needles down once this shawl is done and getting back to my quilting; but for now, I will have some things completed for the cooler weather when it comes again here in Michigan.
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