I had managed to finally get down my WIPs to just two blankets. A ripple blanket and a hexagon blanket. But, I had this feeling that I really wanted a shawl. Not just any shawl, I want a big thick rectangular shawl that is cozy, but still lacy. I looked on ravelry but I couldn’t find what I had in mind. I didn’t want to use fingering weight yarn, because it is really hard to find here in Kuwait and the sock yarn I do have in my stash is mostly single skeins.
So I spent a couple of hours pouring over my stitch dictionaries until I found a few that I liked. Then a couple of swatches and modifications later I cast on. I have 4 balls of this navy blue yarn, unfortunately I couldn’t find anything acrylic free so this is a wool/acrylic blend. I have already used up one ball (so the shawl is bigger than it is in the picture), and three to go. It is fun, but it was starting to get tedious.
So I decided I needed to cast on something else. After a lot of thought, I decided on plain vanilla socks for the foot and then ribbing until the yarn ran out. I want thick house socks, the kind that are long but will scrunch down the leg, if that is a thing.
Also the book was awesome, I probably read it in two days, and it is 400 pages. It is a kids book, but I loved it.
I was so hung up on having no WIPs at all and getting them all done, but the monotony of a single project was killing me, sometimes you have to go back to go forward, with the two new WIPs I am knitting more and enjoying it more too.
I am going back and forth between both projects. Well I’d better be off, those WIPs won’t knit themselves.