Knitting is full of ups and downs and, as knitters, we learn to accept not every project will be as we envision. Not every project is meant to be (in the long run), and if knitting is our number one hobby, we must accept this recurring lesson. The number one lession of knitting is acceptance and I am learning to accept a slower pace may be my new normal. Knitting production has been far below previous years.
There is always a next sweater on the needles, and I have fallen head over heals for the most fabulous combination of yarn/color combination ever. I batt my lashes and sigh heavily over Opulence's color Forever in Blue Jeans. Gazing into its depths is like looking into an stormy ocean, the deepest blue eyes of a god, or a favorite pair of worn blue jeans. The cast on ,and first 20 rows went smoothly, which can only mean we were destined to be together. This sweater is full of good juju. Of course you want to know the pattern, right? It's Henley with a Twist. This is going to be a fun project.
Hamamelis has been neglected for so long, but even with bits and bops of my attention she has been growing. It only takes a row or two a day and before you know it (or before you can say Hamamelis) progress is visible. Until the time comes push on through to the finish, I am accepting of a slow pace. (big sigh)
(not another Monkey?!)
In July I started my sixth Monkey Sock, a mini-Monkey, with a picot cuff (my usual). After the first sock was finished I tried it on and decided it didn't look good, therefore there would be no second sock. But, when looking through my multiple supply of Wee Bunny Bags (can you really have just one?), I found the Monkey and tried it on again. It's not bad, and since there isn't enough yarn for a longer cuff (the yarn is an old Blue Moon skein of 325 yds), I'll live with it. Time to finish the second sock.
The beginning of this year I promised there would always be one blue project on the needles, and while you may think everything on my needles is blue, that is not true. Don't forget I'm knitting (green) mitts for Suzy, and secret project is in the works, which also is not blue (so there), plus I'm planning on knitting Through the Loops Mystery Sock again this year. The intended yarn is Shibui Sock with the lovely name of Peony. (Start date tomorrow!)
So, rest assured, this is not Knitting the Blues. TeresaC is a much better knitter, a more prolific knitter, than I'll ever be and I am not trying to take over her position as the Queen of Blue in Blogland.