It is January 31….
and I just don’t think I’m going to finish my January socks in January. I’m almost there, but I have to say that I have to force myself to knit these – its just such a slog project. Do you have any of those? I made the committment to do this, so I don’t want to give up, but I definitely found other things to do on my commute this week to avoid knitting. Reading, blogging, sleeping, staring out the window….but not knitting.
Larry suggested that to motivate myself to finish that I open the next bag and see what my February project is. I don’t think that’s a good idea because if the February project bag has yarn or a pattern that I’m excited about, I know I’ll bail on these and shove them in the basket and start the next pair. So I just need to finish these – I don’t have too much, right? Just the foot. Just the eternal foot. Sigh.
What is going to make it harder to finish is a new project….
I frogged the Adamas shawl this week – I just wasn’t loving it, and was already avoiding it – not a good sigh for a big lace project. I’ll find something I am excited about with that yarn, but this wasn’t it. But last night on the way home I was thinking about shawls, and wondering what shawl I could make. I was wearing my Shetland Triangle (I’ve been wearing my shawls as scarves lately) and started thinking that a non-laceweight shawl would be nice. I thought about the stash and something popped into my mind. I checked Ravelry when I got home….and decided on the Wool Peddler’s Shawl from Folk Shawls. This pattern has been in my queue for a long time – I was going to use Ultra Alpaca for it – but then I decided that it would be great in Brooks Farm Primeo which has been in my stash for a while…and so far, I really like it…
This is a great pattern for watching TV, being tired and not paying attention. Pretty much garter stitch and yarn overs for a long time – and then a lace finish. I’m really enjoy it, and love the feel of the yarn. The color is a really deep red – not the pinkish color in the second picture. I’m excited about it, and that’s the feeling that was missing on the Adamas shawl so I know I made the right decision to frog it.
So this weekend will be split between forced knitting on the socks, and happy knitting on the shawl and Acer. And making pumpernickel bread. And watching football and eating bad for you things and drinking good beer. Not a bad weekend at all! Hope yours is wonderful too!