I had a bad knitting day on Tuesday – I tried to do the tubular cast-off technique as described in Wendy Johnson’s Socks from the Toe Up, on my bamboo stripey socks. I realised I’d made a mistake early on, so ripped back a couple of rows and redid it. Then after separating the knits and purls onto separate needles, and then kitchener grafting all 64 of them (gah!!) I discovered I’d obviously done something else wrong, because the cast-off was not at all stretchy. In fact, it was t-i-g-h-t. So it will have to be undone (I’ve no idea how…I suspect I might just cut it off….) and redone. I was so cross I did no more knitting that day.
And the next day I was just feeling blah about all my knitting. Yep, even though you can have 20 or more wips, it is totally possible to feel uninspired about all of them, and want to start something new.
So I did…(I’m pretty sure that surprises no regular readers!). And it is a project I’ve wanted to knit for ever so long but have kept putting it off. Well, no more!
So here’s my Shetland Triangle in lush Karabella Magrite, an 80/20 merino/cashmere. This is going to be my huge cosy winter wrap. And I’m ever so happy with it, and my knitting!