This has to be one of the most relaxing weekends I've had in ages. I spent almost the entire weekend knitting. Saturday I went over to a friend's to continue her education in Doctor Who. While there, I knitted. See, I ordered some yarn that arrived on Friday. Two of my girlfriends thought I was nuts for even asking if it was okay to start a new project when I had so many other projects incomplete. "Of course!," was the response. However, when I looked for the needles I needed, I found that one of those previous projects were using them. What to do? Finish that project, of course.
I was on the last section of a shawl that's been sitting around since March. More than time to finish it, sew in the ends and block it:
Of course, I found out afterward that I had switched my size 9 and 10 needles in my needle binder. I was knitting this with size 10s instead of the size 9s I was supposed to be using. I could have started the new project on Friday since the 9s weren't actually in use. As a result, this shawl is a bit bigger than I thought it would be. Good!
The weather was perfect and beautiful today. I've had the windows and door open all day. There was even a nice breeze that dried the blocked shawl on the back porch.
The new shawl - Medocino Shaped Shawl - was started Sunday morning. This is my second time knitting this one but this time, I'm using the proscribed yarn: Crystal Palace "Mendocino" in the Violet Rainbow colorway.
I've already finished the first ball of yarn. I am a color whore so all that color makes me very happy. I love the gradual change in colors. This is going to be great to wear with jeans. The blue shawl is thin enough that it'll be a summer shawl but the Mendocino shawl will be nice and warm. Perfect Fall/Winter attire.
I've been feeling rather blue with summer and summer vacations being over but nothing perks me up like a new project made with beautiful yarn. Currently, I have 1 weaving project, 2 knitting projects, and 3 spinning projects that are in process right now and I'm pretty thrilled by that. There's not much that makes me as antsy as being between projects. What projects are you working on?