Thank you all for you wonderful comments about the Swedish Cardi, and your answers… we knitters are a predictable bunch – more yarn, more projects, more happy!
I realized today (after casting on another scarf) that I never got around to taking pictures of the last scarf!
Alpaca lace scarf, knit for my mom for Mother’s Day.
Pattern is Tiennie‘s Old Shale Scarf, one repeat narrower.
Yarn is kinda special… The fleece came from an alpaca named Franchesca, I dyed, carded, and spun 30 gms into a 2 ply laceweight to knit this little scarf. Franchesca’s micron count for this fleece is 18.8, this stuff makes the Super Kid/Silk feel like sandpaper. Swoon…
And the deliciously soft, but comparatively sandpaper-y, SuperKid/Silk Springscape. It’s coming along nicely, as long as there is enough quiet to concentrate on the charts. If the kids are around (always) and distracting me (always, they’re kids!) I can be distinctly short-tempered with both my knitting and them.
So I cast on something else, of course!
The Swiss Cheese Scarf, unstretched.
Honestly, this will probably never get finished. And if it does get finished, would anyone actually use it?
But it makes me laugh, it makes other people laugh, it’s brainless, and completely charming. Winner!
What do you do when your WIPs don’t suit your lifestyle? Do you steer around unsuitable projects?
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