Tuesday, 18 June 2013

What I picked up and worked on

In my study, as I have often said, there is a large basket of WIPs.  This morning, all of those WIPs are on the floor. I wish they weren't but my goodness, it is a mess in here.

I was looking for my Addi Needle Kit.  I really was trying to clean up the needle tangle that is residing on my desk, and realized that the case these nedles go into is not easily located.  It usually resides somewhere in among the WIPs. So I dumped them out and as I was doing so, I decided to organize them all too.  Still no needle case to be found.  Sigh.  I have a bad feeling that I put it somewhere where I could 'find' it.

Anyway, I am in need of a project this morning as I wait to call my daughter in law in Kiev this morning and I picked up this.

 It is not hard to become all twitterpated over this shawl.  The colours are just so much fun!  They are bright and hot and insistent. How did I manage to leave it alone for so long?  Sure it had problems, but this is a lot of fun to knit.

It is partly the stripes and mostly the colours, those rich vibrant colours that just should not go together, but that do.

Even the back is pretty. It is simple knitting with only 1 pattern row in 4, and that row falls on the first row of the multi-colour.  Other than that, the only thing to remember is to increase at the edges each row.  Makes for a wonderful knit when you aren't getting a chance to breathe.

What with one thing and another, Chez Needles is under a little bit of stress right now.  The only knitting that is routinely happening is sock knitting, but this one is going into the bag today.  It feels right for today. And that is good enough to be going on with.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I "put things away" like that as well - far more often than I should...