So tell me, what do you do to take the edge off? Do you have a drink with friends after work, go dancing, meditate, chanting, yoga? If you’re a knitter, and the edge is so sharp you could cut yourself on it, what do you do? What do I do? I knit round after soothing round of stockinette. The pure simplicity of the knit stitch over and over and over.
Just looking at it makes me feel better.
Now I know you’re wondering what that is a part of. Before I tell you, I haven’t forgotten about my mittens or my aran coat (well maybe a little bit on the coat but I’m going to get back to that real soon). I just wanted a quick fix, something that I didn’t have to stop and think about. Something that would just knit itself and take me along for the ride. I also wanted a simple, light (in color and weight) cotton pullover. It’s the perfect thing for this time of year when you don’t want to wear a jacket but you still need an extra layer. And yes, you read that correctly, I’m knitting cotton…On the rare occasion when I step out of my woolly comfort zone Cotton Classic by Tahki Stacy Charles is the only yarn I’ll use.
Details when she’s done…which I’m hoping is by Saturday, so I can block on Sunday then wear (and post) on Monday…
Check out Ravelings on page 120 of the Summer 08 Interweave Knits. That explains it.