In the midst of this very strange time, you can bet I have been knitting. I’ve just finished the Miss Marple Scarf. It’s available free on Ravelry, and the designer is SusanneS-vV. When things are stressful, there’s nothing like garter stitch to soothe the soul:
The wool is Rowan’s Lima, a gift to me from a generous friend. It’s incredibly warm and I’ve been wearing the scarf around the house. The design is simple but effective:
The Miss Marple Scarf has been my “easier” knitting project. My main knitting project has been a case of one step forward, two steps back. I began Solveig Hisdal’s beautiful leaf cardigan over the Christmas holidays, would you believe? I wanted to try knitting holding the wool in both hands, and it took me quite a while and three goes at the leaf pattern to settle on a technique I was happy with. (That was after doing a swatch in the round.) After I finished the first repeat of the leaf pattern, I took it all off the needles to measure, just in case. Good thing I did, as it was so big it would have been unwearable.
So I’ve procured new, smaller needles, and I’ve begun again. I never mind redoing things – as the Dafter says, you get more knitting for your money that way.
I hope you’re all having a good week. Only a month until the official start of spring now!