The madness has ended

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.

Shawl1

shawl2

Shawl3

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One thought on “The madness has ended

  1. Sue

    OOOOOhhhhh that is so beautiful!!! It looks so soft. Who is surprised you have cramped hands. I see where your passion is. I guess you are pumping projects out like you are a machine….or production company.LOL.

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