Big Week Off: Knitting

So, as mentioned yesterday, I took last week off – pretty much just for funsies. When you’re part of the unemployed hoard and trying to make a go of the crafty thing, at least as much as you can in the meantime, there’s an icky guilt that comes with any time ‘off’, so you kind of stop taking any. But even so, progress is still so much slower than I’d like, which makes me even less likely to take any.

But your brains do still need some rest from time to time. So I spent the week doing, well, crafty stuff. But crafty stuff that was just for fun, not really useful in any way, and did things as I felt like it. Very relaxing! I hurt my arm / hand somehow, so there wasn’t as much knitting as I might have done otherwise – but even injured, I ain’t no slouch. I finished the Terra shawl and pinned it out for blocking:


And, sadly, frogged the Umaro lap blanket and started over with fewer stitches. I’m not sure it’s going to be big enough to bother with at this size, but it’s awfully fun to knit, so I’ll just keep on for a little while and see how it goes. I really love knitting this one, there’s something so deeply satisfying about the pattern:


And then I started some plain stockinette Noro socks. Pretty much just to watch the amazing colors emerge from the skein:


Yum, I can’t wait for that red section to come out and play!

3 Comments on Big Week Off: Knitting

  1. Ria
    March 13, 2012 at 15:50 (6 years ago)

    The Terra Shawl looks very pretty. I’m a big fan of lace knitting!

    • julie
      March 14, 2012 at 08:48 (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Ria! I’ll try to get some nice photos when it’s all dry and unpinned!

  2. Genevieve
    March 16, 2012 at 00:31 (6 years ago)

    Such beautiful projects. So glad you got some time off and got to “play”. I love Noro for the same reason. Seeing each color run into the next is so fun and it spurs you on so that you don’t get bored with stockinette.



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