My latest “can’t put it down” project is done! After wanting to dabble in my old favorite — crochet — for quite a while but not finding the right pattern, I finally found something that captured my attention.
Pattern: The Wavelength
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite (color 2033)
This came after a bit of a dry spell with knitting — almost four weeks of minimal progress. I knit half a shawl in that time, but ripped it out, so really that’s zero progress. I was tossing around trying to find an easy project to take to our annual stint at the Kate Wolf Festival and found this lovely pattern.
There were other projects before and after this that needed my attention, but the siren call was strong, so this one is the first completed. The last project to inspire me like this one was completed a few days after my last post, but didn’t make it to the blog yet.
My Insouciant Socks were accomplished in less than a week — that’s a record! I can’t wait to make another pair. They don’t have the usual stumbling blocks (gussets and picking up stitches) that keep socks on my needles for months.
These are the Discovery Socks from Cat Bordhi’s book Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters.
Needles: size 2 Addis
Speaking of needles . . . I attended The Northcoast Knittery‘s World Wide Knit in Public celebration and won a set of Lantern Moon rosewood straight needles, complete with needle case. How cool is that!?
For my birthday, I got the LM circular set at a tremendous discount. Our LYS really knows how to help a body celebrate! I love the feel of rosewood and am using these needles whenever I can. Right now, I’m writing up a pattern for a striped scarf that will be entered in a contest at “The Knittery” as we affectionately call it. I’m enjoying that scarf, too and will share it in another post. With any luck that will be sooner than two months!
Several months ago I made a promise to myself that I would make an effort to be more sociable in my local surroundings, rather than through the interwebz. I enjoy both, but can be a bit of a hermit sometimes if I don’t watch myself. I’ve been trying to attend knit night more often and have been enjoying it. Of course, that means less time on the blog and Ravelry. I’m trying to reach just the right balance of real world and cyberspace connections. It’s a fine goal, and I’m sure I’ll reach equilibrium one of these days.