You would think, reading through the past few months that it’s all I do, right? And to be fair, it does fill up most of my time. Machine knitting requires blocks of time that I don’t often have. Hand knitting is slow. I tend to only do it while watching tv or as a passenger in the car. And even then, sometimes, I just can’t muster the energy. But I do knit. And I’ve finished my second project this year. (Seriously? Only 2? I need to pick up the pace!)
This is the Follow Your Arrow Mystery Knitalong by Ysolda Teague. Once a week for 5 weeks, we received a clue to knit up. Each time choosing between option A or B. That makes for 32 possible shawls! The knitalong started in January and I was on top of it at first. But then, I ran out of the darker blue while knitting the border. I tried to bring in the light blue in some way that would look purposeful but I couldn’t figure it out. There was only one thing to do. Rip back to the end of the first clue. I had done clue A which used some of the dark blue. I had to switch to clue B which used only the light blue. I couldn’t face it. I stopped knitting.
But there was another project that needed to get started. A time sensitive project. And I just refused to start it until this was done. So I ripped back to the end of clue 1 and started knitting again. We stopped watching tv for a while so I stopped knitting again. This shawl may not be done yet if it weren’t for Orange is the New Black…
And now, off to work on that time sensitive project. I have some tv to watch!
PS: The yarn is Socks That Rock lightweight by Blue Moon Fiber Arts. These were mill ends so I don’t know the color names.