Sighhh… It’s a beautiful afternoon. In fact, the weather in southern Ontario has been very summery for the last three or four days. My back deck has become a new solace and escape for me, so much so that I thought I would take my iPad outside and write a post for this week while sitting under the shade of my patio umbrella. Take advantage of this weather while we have it, right?
My iPad is old. It serves me well with many and most purposes, and I don’t need the newest and shiniest, but being older (I mean, running on iOS 9-point-something older), the wordpress app sometimes is laggy. Laggy in that last week’s post looked like it was still in draft format . Long story short, I deleted what I thought was a draft; like, perma deleted. What I wrote last week seems to be gone. Ugh.
The gist of last week’s post was that I finished my Mount Pleasant (by Megan Nodecker) crop top. there you are. Last week’s post in a nutshell.
Within that post, I might have lamented having to alternate skeins, which took time in making what should have been a quicker knit; and speaking of quick knits, I shared a picture of my latest sweater, V-Neck Magpie.
Well, didn’t this project just fly off the needles! It was finicky and fussy in places, but all in all, a super quick project.
I’ve been less enthusiastic about knitting my usual socks and shawls (gasp, I know), and I came to a realization while texting a friend about it: I have a lot of socks and shawls. I have socks in all colours, and shawls of all shapes, sizes, and constructions. My knitting wardrobe feels fairly complete at the moment with those accessories, and yet I’m looking at a stash of largely single skeins of sock yarn. Mount Pleasant and the Magpie series used a small(ish) amount of sock yarn and adds a garment to my wardrobe that’s different and (seemingly) filling a need.
If I was to make Magpie again (which I’m tempted to do), I already know I would try a few techniques a little differently. It may work, or it may have been written the way it was for a reason (trust the designer, Lisa…).
And now that my latest sweater is off the needles, I’m stuck with the never-ending dilemma of what to cast on next. I may have
splurged supported a LYS by buying enough yarn to make a Hogwarts cardigan from Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book, but the LAST thing I want to do is knit on a hot back deck with heavy worsted weight wool.
It might be back to the shawls, until the fall at least…