I want to thank you for being so supportive in my last post, this has been such a dark time for me and I have decided that although I need to do something about what happened with my patterns, I really didn’t like the place it took me to in my thoughts. I want to separate myself from the actual awfulness of it all and not let it become who I am and what I think about each morning when I wake up. This, I feel would be detrimental to me and my family. SO the best thing for me to do, is knit, it’s therapeutic, you know:) You gave me such wonderful support, when I was feeling my most vulnerable, thank you!
Picking up the needles again felt good, I didn’t think it would be that easy as I had a mild baseball injury on Sunday but thankfully, it’s allowing me to knit on my new cowl pattern.
Winding this skein of BFL silk into a ball was lovely, I bought this roving from Juno Fibre Arts and Jenna spun it into a beautiful skein of yarn. It has the most amazing colours, old gold, teal, a chalky lime green and copper, too divine.
I am trying something new with this cowl design, it’s going to have a few stitch techniques instead of one or two and I’m including dropped stitches. They are so fun, have you ever tried them? It’s actually quite a liberating stitch to knit. The yarn is wound around the knit stitch 2 or 3 times in the one row and on the next, 1 stitch is knitted and then you simply let the other 2 wraps just fall off the left needle, wow, felt good to do that! Can’t actually believe how I am referring to knitting but that’s how it felt! So yes, knitting dropped stitches into a pattern is wonderful, especially if you have a variegated skein, it manifests into a beautiful display of colour.
I will upload the pattern as soon as it’s finished together with a little tutorial on how to knit dropped stitches, I’ve called it the Rustic Earth Cowl.
Reading: At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. This is such a wonderful and funny book that I can identify with!
Joining today with Ginny.