Change of plans
Sunday July 09th 2017, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Thoughts during a summer full moon’s brightly lit and long, sleepless night:

Y’know? I have a lot of people I want to be knitting for right now for a lot of very good reasons.

If I put another day’s work into that afghan project I’ll have a really nice soft black scarf that the recipient will love just as much as any bigger object and would probably actually use it more. How much the yarn shrinks or blooms wouldn’t matter then: I could seam the ends for a doubled-over infinity scarf or leave them open, and I don’t even have to decide yet. I can knit it to the point where I’d cast off if I were doing that, leave it waiting, and if I find I want to and have the time I can keep going from there as I’d originally planned.

But right now is just not that time, no matter how much I might want it to be. I might even be able to pull off doing both from those cones–making the scarf a swatch. A really big swatch.

The moon finally went behind the camphor tree’s leaves, and at some time well after 2:00 am I fell asleep at last.

I cast on a turquoise cowl in the morning.

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I pray you had a restful sleep.

I enjoyed walking the dog under the moonlight. More knitting in cloudy light today, but it’s ok: I’ll appreciate the sun all the more when it comes out.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.10.17 @ 6:34 am

Trying to get used to a new laptop. I may be mia for a while.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.10.17 @ 7:53 am

Hope sleep came quickly and gave you a good rest. Flexibility in projects is a wonderful thing isn’t it. Gives one a feeling of control (sort of). I signed up for a Craftsy course this morning on lace knitting and hope to dive in soon! I’ll keep you posted on any progress. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. ~chris

Comment by chris 07.10.17 @ 12:20 pm

We have very bright nights this time of year in Winnipeg. I definitely don’t sleep as much–but you are right, that time does give one time to create in the mind while waiting for sleep to arrive… (both my kids have been up late two nights in a row. It’s so hard to go to sleep for the night when it is broad daylight outside…)

Comment by Joanne 07.10.17 @ 12:32 pm

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