Monogamy is not my strong suit in knitting. Lately I tend to flitter from project to project. I want to finish what I start, but the drudgery of stockinette sleeves can deter even the strongest among us. The signs are evident. I start browsing Ravelry for patterns. The slightest hint of a beautiful knitting project on facebook or a fiber blog can pull me right off the wagon. This week I was caught looking.
A friend innocently posted a pattern and photo of a headwrap she knit. I really liked it, and I had just the right yarn. I told myself when I completed my Shalom cardigan I could start it. The stitch pattern looked very similar to the lacy Baktus which I made last year. I just knew it would be a quick knit. I tried valiantly to resist. Truly I knit a lot on my sweater. The body flew off the needles, and I was working on the sleeves. But I have really long arms. And the weather was really hot. So I cheated. I cast-on for the headwrap.
|Ginny's Yarn Along - Headwrap|
So now I am working on my sweater while at home and on the headwrap while facing the hot summer temperatures. The headwrap should be done in a day or two as it knits really quickly. My sweater may take a bit longer. Stockinette sleeves are a bit boring and tedious especially when you have long arms.
I am reading a bit here and there. I started Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. I seem to be on a non-fiction jag, and I am liking it. This story is riveting and brings up many thoughts on war. The books are not read very fast though as I keep adding more knitting to my pile.