Gasp! Is that knitting?!
Why, yes, it is! I have been itching to knit a little for a few days and the end of the school year was a really good excuse to jump back into it. Well, so is KIP day tomorrow…but, I digress.
Preamble: You may be able to tell from my blog name that I am really given to leisurely knitting. I love the process but the projects are few and far in between where I will spend more than a few days on a project from start to finish. Scarves, mitts, mittens, bags, hats, socks, maybe an occasional baby sweater-anything square…stuff like that are my meat and potatoes. If I'm not using a pattern, I like to improvise, as notelessly as possible. Spinning the yarn myself, adding buttons or other gadgets…maybe using a pattern stitch like a lace stitch or entrelac or something would probably be as complex as I get. I'm one of those knitters. Besides that, I just wanna see it now! (I know, real mature, huh? Lol.)
So, there. You now have the preface for this project.
I know I have got to get back to that hat pattern before I totally lose all interest in finishing that until next year. But, I had a little ball leftover from this project and I figured I would use it to make a last-minute gift for a co-worker/friend of mine.
I'm such a fan of last-minute knitted gifts (the actual concept and the book). I learned a long time ago that I just never use my time wisely in knitting. Why avoid the inevitable? Why ignore the truth? I'm a knitting-crisis junkie. :) So, I started this last night. Don't judge me, okay? Lol.
Let me tell you, my hands were a little clunky. I haven't knit in a couple months, I think. But my fingers were flying! It's like riding a bike.
And, I loved the textured pattern that came from this Horai lace stitch pattern and that it worked up pretty fast. I knit long enough for a short scarf with enough length to cross over and cover the chest or just tie into a bow at the neck with a little dangle at the ends. Then, I pinned it down, spritzed it with a water bottle until it was pretty damp, made a little masu box and card and went to bed around 1ish, I think.
When I got up this morning, it was dry and the pattern showed pretty well. I rushed to get some photos while getting it wrapped and ready for work.
Wrapped it in a bandana and it was ready. What do you think? Not bad for a night owl on a mission, lol.
You know, timing really is everything. :)