Hi friends, and happy Wednesday!
Well things are pretty crazy around here. After a lovely weekend in New York celebrating with friends, I’m back in Philadelphia with one week left to go until the move! I had big plans for packing and getting lots of actual work done, but yesterday, I woke up with a very sore throat. So I took it easy for most of the day in the hopes that I could get over whatever this is quick — being sick + moving sounds like a terrible mix.
The upside, as any knitter knows, to not feeling well is a bit of time on the couch with some knitting. I made a start on Joji’s Mystery KAL shawl, Starting Point:
To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it at this point. I love all the yarns and colors individually, and I like the pattern’s mix of texture and lace. But I’m not sure about how I feel about it all together. To complete this piece, I’ve got to repeat what I’ve already knit once more — and then make a second, identical triangle. I’m not sure if I should press on and see how I feel once it gets a little bigger, or–given the fact that diving into this was a bit of a last minute decision–let it sit for awhile and see if I want to come back to it. It’s probably a bit early to tell, so maybe I’ll finish the first piece and see how I feel!
I’m using up leftovers from my Viola socks (they’re done!) for my little mousie, who I’ve named Alice. I’ve never knit a toy before, but I’m enjoying having small, discrete pieces to work on. Right now, I’ve finished the head and am working on ear number one, which involves knitting colorwork flat — something I’ve never done before!
Not much has been going on on the reading front sadly — though I have picked up Consider the Fork again before bed time the last few nights!
What are you working on at mid-week? Linking up with As Kat Knits’ Unraveled — go check out what she and other Unravelers are up to!