Please tell me you do these same things . . it will make me feel normal, which I’m not sure I’m feeling today. When I finish a good book, I have a really hard time getting into a new book. I just want the old book to go on and on and never have to start a new one. When I would finish a quilt, it was kinda hard to get started on a new one. Even though there were always several I was anxious to start, I had a problem starting one. That’s not to say I couldn’t start a dozen while I was trying to finish one, but once it was finished, it was a different story. It’s the same thing with knitting!
Last night I soaked and blocked the Linho pullover. This morning I soaked and blocked the Aziz shawl. Time to finish up another project or start a new one. I quickly ruled out finish a new project. Linho was a UFO . . I deserve to start something new . . but what?
- Plain vanilla socks – easy, mindless project. I’ve given away a lot of socks and don’t have many in my “for gifts” stack. I could make some for gifts. I ruled that out.
- Citadel – I came across the yarn for that one the other day. I want to make it but I think that’s a project for winter. It looks like it requires more thought than I’m willing to muster right now. I ruled that out.
- Shawl – There are lots of shawl sweaters in my queue but I’m kinda shawled out right now. I ruled that out.
At the top of my “what I want to make” mental list was sweater and colorwork. Projects do not go into my Ravelry queue until I already have the yarn for them so I went through the list, looking at colorwork sweaters and decided on Skogafjall. This is the yarn I have for the project:
Of course, there are more skeins of the two greens. The Ravelry project page is made. By the time you read this, I will be knitting! By the way, this one has construction that’s a bit different from anything I’ve made before. That should keep it interesting.