Ravencliff is the last of three test knits I’ve worked on in the past month. As it always seems to be when life gets a bit crazy, I had no idea this time was going to be as crazy it has been for the past couple of weeks. Since life doesn’t always give us a warning ahead of time, we sometimes just have to keep on keeping on. A couple of times, when the meltdowns almost happened, I’ve thought of saying “I just can’t meet the deadline” which is January 15. But then I tell myself . . I always finish what I start and I always do what I say I’ll do (unless I forget!).
It felt good to put the cross stitching aside last night, watch some flosstubes and do some fairly mindless knitting. I see progress so much faster with knitting, especially when using worsted weight yarn.
No matter where I try to take a picture, I can’t capture the gorgeous colors in this yarn. I probably took 20 pictures yesterday trying to get the true colors. It drizzled just about all day and when I would notice the rains had stopped, by the time I gathered up the piece, grabbed my phone and got outside, it had started raining again.
I’m almost sorry I’m using this yarn for a shawl because it would be a gorgeous sweater but it’s going to be a gorgeous shawl.
There are purples and green that actually may be grays but they’re looking green because of the purple. I think it’s supposed to be overcast all day today so maybe when it stops raining, I can go outside and get a better picture. I just love the colors.
I need to find some longer cables because it’s getting kinda scrunched up on the cables. Therefore, I can’t get a decent picture but for tomorrow’s picture, I’ll have it on longer cables.
Today I plan to sit and knit all day! Other than getting one load of laundry done and a meal or two for me . . it’s knitting only today!