Several times this spring I was fretting about my clothes. It boiled down to " If only I had a light frothy springy kinda wrap, I'd be all put together". I know this reveals I think putting a handknit wrap on yourself is "pulling your outfit together. Just go with me here.
You can see me showing off its early stages on Ellen Bloom's blog
, in Los Angeles in 2010. Uh, huh, two years ago, put it aside shortly after the trip. At the time I thought it was a boring knit, plus I had mucho test knitting for Craft Activism
, with deadlines.
I worked on it briefly a year ago
, I hardly remember doing so. Horrifyingly, I started that post almost the same way as this one. (I lack brain cells as well as gossamer shawls, apparently.)
It is not too boring for me this summer, although I find the loopy fine Be Sweet mohair
not quite mindless. Is high maintenance mindless a project category? If I knit quickly without looking, I stick my points through the little loopies that are halo fibers rather than the stitches. Also, not great beach knitting, although the colors work for the setting.
Whatever. This summer, I am sticking with it till it's done. Come next spring 2013, watch out: I will be utterly put together.
It matched the yard pretty well last week, didn't it?
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