I snapped a picture of my coffeetable the other day (it’s actually coffeetableS, as in, two IKEA Lack side tables side-by-side) because it made me happy how pretty everything on it looked:
I am working on an idea for an infinity scarf where a stitch motif is decreased and increased in pattern. I like the way certain bottom-up shawl designs look on the center spine, so am going to play with that a bit. Alternatively I may do something with splitting the motifs and putting other stitch patterns between the halves for a more unusual effect than just knitting a tube in pattern.
The first thing I had to do was see if the yarn I’d wanted to use would work. The cones of yarn from the Pendleton store are lovely, but a bit rough. I know from using other coned yarns that they are oiled to be used on machines and that oil makes them feel much harsher than they really are. After washing this swatch in boiling hot water with a bit of conditioner and then dunking it in some ice cold water, it’s deliciously soft and I’d love to wear it around my neck. Whew! Pattern is Frost Flowers from the first Barbara Walker Treasury:
Obviously it’s been blocked. This is a fine yarn and was worked on size 2.5mm needles. Oh how I need, need, need to learn to knit faster. Also how to not be tired in the evening when I finally get time to work on things, but to still get sleep. 4 hours a night is hardly enough, amirite? Perhaps this is why I cannot “English” today, though the reasons for that are probably myriad.