The little carry-around project
Tuesday November 15th 2016, 12:00 am
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

…Is spinning out in the washing machine right now after a brief dunk.

I bought the yarn at Stitches a few years ago from a vendor who had driven across the country for the show and who really, really needed the sale more than I needed the yarn. I looked for a color that grabbed me and ended up with something that was nice but not overly thrilling. Practical. It was very soft, an extra-fine merino, so someone would surely love what that skein could become.

I grabbed it the other day when I couldn’t find anything else fast enough for the gauge I wanted to do (read: speed knitting) while in a hurry to get out the door. Then I was stuck with it, given that I like to finish things.

I wanted it done and out of my way. The two skeins from Imagiknit should show up in the mail tomorrow or the next day and then I can get on with that baby afghan I’d rather be working on, but meantime, maybe I could even do another cowl after this one before they come–if I hurried.

I have wondered why on earth I grabbed that dark periwinkle skein over everything else and who it was to be for.

Tonight as I knitted and knitted and knitted very suddenly I totally knew, and felt dumb that it hadn’t hit me earlier: it was so obvious. It couldn’t have been anyone else, and it would have been done sooner had I had any idea.

Let me go check if that machine’s done. Time to lay it out just so. Ah, yes it is.

So very glad I got this knitted up.

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You truly are a yarn whisperer!

I do my best to emulate that quiet you seem to have within you that makes it possible for yarn revelations to occur.

Happy knitting. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 11.15.16 @ 7:25 am

A mom-to-be in Alaska could probably use a cowl, too, whenever you don’t have a baby afghan, sweater, socks, hat on the needles.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.15.16 @ 9:07 am

What pattern did you use for this lovely cowl?

Comment by Leigh 12.01.16 @ 1:52 pm

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