I love to knit. This isn’t really a surprise, for those of you who have been following me for a while. Knitting is something I do for meditation, creative expression, and because it keeps my hands busy so I can think.
But I get into jams where nothing on my needles inspires me. I feel a sense of boredom or overwhelmed-ness when I look at all my WIPs (works in progress), and wonder what I could start or just play with.
The solution is to make something large, with a fairly simple stitch pattern. My writing partner, Rachel Wilder, suggested I make an afghan for the Uglii Chair and poof. Project!
It turns out I already had yarn in my stash, too! I adore KnitPicks, and they had a great sale last year. I picked up a bunch of skeins of this great wool blend for a really great price and they’ve sat on my shelf, awaiting a project. I actually intended to do a sweater with them, but when I realized I needed yarn for the Uglii Chair and this one matched the brown, then voila!
I made a mistake on the edging, but I like how it turns out. I accidentally switch sides with the pattern, but it now looks like it was intentional. That’s the neat thing about mistakes – sometimes, they turn out to be part of the design!
What about you, Dear Reader? What are you making?