I got so much great feedback to my last post about planning a new sweater! Nothing feels quite right to me yet, so I’ve decided to put that project on hold for now. Those purple/blue sparkly skeins are quite special, so I want to make sure I use them in a project I’ll love. Instead, I cast on a new cowl with some of my yarn from Wisconsin, and it was so addictive that I finished it within a few days.
This is the Fino Shadow Cowl done in five miniskeins from Four Crows Fibers. I adore the yarn, love the pattern — but for some reason I don’t love how it all came out. I did mess up my color sequence at the beginning, when I didn’t read the pattern carefully enough and grabbed yarn A when I was supposed to grab yarn B, and then the whole sequence was off but I didn’t want to frog and start over. It’s pretty, and soft, and squishy … and I just don’t love it. However, I showed it to a friend who does love it so it already has a good home waiting for it! That’s a happy ending.
This has been a weird and hard week. I found out Monday that two people I knew were murdered last weekend. I didn’t know them well, had only emailed each of them a couple of times about two years ago. But they were young — only 24 and 25 — and brilliant and kind and compassionate, and it’s heartbreaking that this happened to them. The world sucks sometimes, or maybe America sucks sometimes. It’s just put me in a funk and all I want to do is knit but that’s not really an option. So, just keep swimming, right?
Happy Wednesday, friends.
Just keep swimming. I’m sorry to hear that about the people you know—the world can indeed sometimes be an awful place. (It’s not just America, though we might be having our turn at being the most publicly awful.)
Thank you. I’m doing better at focusing on appreciating the good things and people today! 🙂
I think you made a good decision to wait on the sweater and think about it. Especially since you know you want to use the yarns for that special kind of project – marinating a bit longer won’t hurt anything. 🙂 I also think sometimes just the process is enough, especially during a tough week, to just enjoy the journey and if the final object isn’t your favorite, it’s okay as long as the making of it was what you needed at that point in time.
Thank you! Yes, I’m definitely a process knitter when it comes to stress relief. Thank goodness for knitting … and fellow knitters!
Hugs to you. I think the cowl looks good, but if it isn’t sparking joy it is smart to let it go.
I’m so sorry to hear that, Bonny! That is terrible and sad. Hugs to you for sure!
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your friends. How terrible. Hugs!
Bonny, I’m so sorry about your friends. That is so awful. I don’t know what to say other than to offer you hugs.
I appreciate that! Thank you!