I downloaded a chapter of a book I saw mentioned by Kelly P. from Knit Picks onto my Kindle. The premise of the book is making some sort of craft item every day for a year. Kelly was asking how the idea of the book might be transferred to knitting or spinning. Easy, I thought, just knit every day. So, knit I have.
This is what I've been knitting on this evening.
This was an unexpected project. My friend asked me for a little help with a scarf she was knitting. I looked over her scarf, and I was having a bit of trouble figuring out exactly what was happening on her project. I knew that she had ripped out this project a few times (fifteen, to be exact) and was getting a bit frustrated with it. I decided that I needed to try knitting the lace pattern to see if I could identify the problem. I went into my stash and found this relatively inexpensive yarn and started the pattern. I was surprised to find that I really enjoy this simple lace pattern, and I was liking the yarn way more than I thought I would. I figured out my friend's issue with her scarf, and decided to keep going with my own. I've knit on it for three evenings now, and I'm still really loving it. I love the reversability of the lace and the way this yarn drapes, yet has a rustic feel to it. The pattern is the Spectrum Scarf by Eunny Jung from Interweave Knits. The yarn is Lion Brand's Fisherman's Wool in the oatmeal color. This is a great "carry-along" project that fits nicely into my bag.
Here's a close up of the lace pattern. It's basically just a K1P1 rib with a yarn over between each rib. I like it! Thanks, Doreen, and I still think you should finish your scarf with the Bavarian Twist Stitch!
The motivational quote of the day:
Just remember, the only people who don't make mistakes are those who aren't doing anything.
~Tim W. Welborn
This quote speaks to me because I often feel "stuck" because I'm afraid to make mistakes. I have crafting materials that I've had for years because I'm afraid to use them and mess them up. I need to remember this quote to try to get past this and give myself permission to make mistakes.
Be grateful and see the beauty in each day!