Wednesday, February 03, 2016
random knits, banging out a sweater
This is Meltwater from Elizabeth Elliott Knits, just brand new released today on Ravelry from that link. One of four stunning designs I shot for her last month--others releasing in the weeks to come. If you are looking for a quick happy-making bulky knit and aren't feverishly Banging out a Sweater, this is the what you need to get on the needles right now.
Speaking of random, I am astounded by the assortment that accumulates on my kitchen table each day. I am a natural clutterer. It's cleared after breakfast and by 4 pm...not clear. Recently: the teal indigo mass on the left is now a blocked but not yet fringed shawl. The mug on the right is my new favorite item--a gift from my sister who was in South Africa last summer.The rest is typical. Stuff.
And speaking of the sweater banging-- my Frank Stella inspired Stopover is coming along nicely. I got most of a sleeve done on the train in and out of NYC yesterday. I forced myself to knit continental on it while riding south yesterday morning, which neatly does the trick of slowing the pace. I look at my fingers and think "can't you do that move faster?". Nope.
Why would I do that, purposefully knit slower,you ask? I didn't want to cruise ahead and leave myself knitless on the last hour of the 2 hour ride home at night. The plan was perfect, except of course I dozed off and now have 2 inches left to go. Oh wait? It's not a race????
Anyway, I can't wait to join the three pieces and start the yoke party. If you follow me on Instagram (I am galezucker there) you will no doubt see it soon-ish.