I’ve been known to say that I’m process driven. (And regularly mocked at my work for this too!) Although it sounds a bit bonkers articulating it, it happens to be entirely true. And nowhere truer than with my knitting and crochet. I like the process of undertaking the task far more than the finished item. That’s one of the reasons I gift so many of my makes, and also one of the reasons I don’t stick to one project but flit about between different ones. I suspect it is also the reason why I generally don’t much like stocking stitch projects and equally the reason I like repetitive lace patterns…
Which brings me onto Ravelry. I recently worked out how to look at the most popular patterns in order and it has led to me wasting inordinate amounts of time when I could actually be knitting… It has also led to me purchasing more patterns than usual! I am determined not to cast either of these on before Ophelia and Prolix are done, but tonight I purchased Fox Paws and Scottish Barley. Fox Paws is the most glorious scarf/ wrap that I have been watching the Yarn Harlot make recently (I just read her most recent book and LOVED it – very much recommend her if you need a book to cheer you up!) and Scottish Barley look like the fingerless gloves I really want to make for myself! I am definitely have a selfish knit-up this year!
I also fell in love with Petal Cowl, Fossil and Bone and Bring Your A Game Cowl but I didn’t buy them as I don’t have yarn to knit them with – and as we know, I am not buying yarn. Apart from yarn to finish a project with. *coughs* I did need that Natali Stewart yarn to finish Lucille… I just happen to have 780 metres left….
Right, on with Ophelia. I am not interested in crochet at the moment so I probably need to change up how I’m doing the squares for my sister’s blanket too as I am getting a bit bored with just doing the middles.
Update: I’m off to meet Louise from Lavender Toast tomorrow. She has challenged me to wear one of my knits and I am desperately trying to find my purple beret in King Cole sequin yarn. And I can’t!
Second Update: FOUND IT!
Oh and here’s the first repeat of Ophelia!
Mollie says hi!