My latest project was less a labour of love and more a sick obsession. I think I only put my knitting needles down so I could sleep this weekend. I knitted ’til my hands cramped, and I got a killer headache from the neck and arm tension. What is up with that?
On the phone my Grandmother said I, “run hot with the knitting.” I think she’s right. I try to divert my interest to other things, but then some idea will grab me, and I have to start working on it immediately.
On friday this Noro yarn from my stash caught my eye, and there I went. The colour variegation is gorgeous, and I think it was my curiosity about what it would look like in the end made it impossible to stop.
The pattern is called Tortuga. It was very easy to knit. I had the repeating pattern memorized 4 rows in, so progress wasn’t hampered by pattern checks, and laborious counting.
As a by product of this madness I finished watching all the Call the Midwife episodes. So charming! They wear beautiful 50’s style sweaters I can’t help but dissect for pattern ideas. Plus, the characters themselves are knitting, so it was like a knitting feedback loop.
The shawl was blocked yesterday, and I pulled out the pins early this morning. It’s done, and I’m free.