Thursday, January 22, 2015

A word about knitting

Several words, actually.

I've picked knitting up again because I find great joy in creating things, and even more when those things are useful.

I am growing bored with simple stockinette patterns and garter stitches, so I've finally joined Ravelry and found my way to the Nymphalidea shawl. It's everything I want in my next project. A different shape, a little bit of lacy looking edge, and TWO COLORS. I've tried the pattern with some scrap yarn and I think I've pretty much got it down, so I'm getting ready to pull a couple skeins from my stash and get going.

But there is a roadblock. Balling the yarn. I HATE HATE HATE knitting off of a skein. It's not so bad if they're center pull, but as my luck would have it, of the colors I chose one was and the other was not. And of course being the oddball I am I have to have continuity, so I'm balling up both of these skeins. And this means that I have to unwind the one skein from the outside. I know, first world problems, right?

Anyhow, I'm going to finish winding this ball so I can go lay down, it's nearly 2 am and I have got to get back on a semi normal sleep schedule, and my back is killing me.

Link to the pattern here, since my phone is fighting me.

Feel free to add me on Ravelry, my username is Devi0894.