I’m Still Here and I Finished my Shawl

Anybody still out there? Hope so! I’m *this* close to moving day (just three days away) and I’ve got enough packed that I have some free time. What does a knitter do with free time besides knit, right? I pulled out one of two WIPs I hadn’t packed away, my Quadratic shawl, and the endless garter stitch was endlessly comforting. The pattern didn’t come out exactly as I intended–I ran out of gray too soon–but I’m still delighted with it. I think this is my first full-size knitted shawl. Given my lack of patience with knitting large items, I’m pleased that I could complete it. Plus, did I mention this is FINGERING WEIGHT yarn?? The really thin stuff that takes forever to knit? Yep, that’s right! Sure, it took me nine months, but hey, who’s counting? IMG_2926It’s soft and squishy and now I will pack it away for cooler months. If you’re interested, you can see the Ravelry project page here. Or go here and buy the pattern itself; it’s marvelous. Perfect TV knitting.

So what next for me? Well, I wasn’t in the mood to pull out my last WIP, so I stopped at Joann and bought one skein of gray acrylic. I dug through the box with my knitting needles to find the right circs and cast on for another one of AndreSue Knits’ KitKat hats. This is exactly the kind of knitting I need right now, simple and peaceful. It’ll get me through the next few days until I can unpack my craft room and restore some sort of order to my knitting life. It can’t happen soon enough. Moving is horrible. I’m sure it will be worth it in the long run, but after two long, hectic months, we’re all kind of fried. I don’t ever want to move again!

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