I've been all sorts of sick for the past month, so my knitting has progressed much more slowly than usual. My list of works-in-progress is scandalously long, even for a such a polygamous knitter as myself. (See the sidebar? See how it's devoid of a WIP list? That's because I need room for a blogroll and calendar and archive list. Yes, there are that many). Gift knits? Don't even ask! Both Shedir and the Bare Tree scarf are in various stages of "unfinished".
But you know what? Everything is just fine, and will be fine. I'm not knitting to win a race or a prize – it's just for me, and my timeline is my own. So while I didn't wind any of the 4936 yards of yarn waiting for me, or complete shifting sands, or finish up my swatches for the Walker Treasury Project, I don't feel guilty. Well, maybe a little bit about Shedir, but that's only because my brother is totally hatless. However, it DOES need a fitting before I can bind off, and I can't fit on a head that's not around, so…yeah. Not my fault. Really. Move along, people, move along – nothing to see here.
Progress pictures of shifting sands, courtesy of blogless Jazlan.
Soon it’ll be free of the needles, and I’ll wrap it around my neck as
protection against the blustery weather.
I'm really pleased with how the yarn and pattern play so nicely together. The stitch texture is akin to stormy skies or a choppy sea or the surface of the moon; so pleasing that the colour is, as well. Perfect. I can’t say enough about the loveliness that is Sundara yarn (and I’m not alone). The colours are lusciousness itself, and the yarn is springy and soft and a joy to knit.
Such a joy, in fact, that I’m swatching for another project. I’ve desired well-fitting knee highs for years, and lately I’ve been so inspired. Just look:
and from the lovely Gayla Trail of yougrowgirl.com.