Found my momentum
Thursday December 19th 2019, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

It wasn’t getting done–okay, it’s December and everything else has to be done, but still–it was driving me nuts.

Usually, when I buy Colourmart yarn┬ámill ends I pre-scour it to get the oils out, but I had two 900g cones of the stuff to knit doubled from and there was just no way I was going to deal with all that–just scour afterwards, it was superwash, the swatch had already shown it wasn’t going to shrink appreciably.

That fine a merino with that coating on it made for stitches in twins that were constantly jumping off my needles. They were fairly big so I thought it would work up fast but that just wasn’t happening.

I finally found my old worn cheap bamboo pair in the right size, ones I rarely use because they grab and almost snag at the yarn. They were exactly what it had needed.

And just like that, in two days I’ve done two 16-row repeats, the pattern is showing well enough to make me glad I chose it, and it looks like the blanket will beat the baby here after all.

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Good for you! You show that blanket who’s the boss…and special thanks to those old needles. ?

Comment by Ruth 12.19.19 @ 11:38 pm

That’s a gorgeous color!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 12.20.19 @ 6:29 am

It’s such a great feeling to hit that stride!

I say, wistfully, from where I messed up a project and I think I need to tink back about 2000 stitches…

Comment by ccr in MA 12.21.19 @ 8:24 am

Love it when a plan comes together.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 12.22.19 @ 6:33 pm

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