Happy Wednesday friends!
At last, I have some knitting progress to share!
I’m excited to report that the two pieces of my Starting Point have finally joined into one, and I’ve completed one side of the shawl! The pattern’s very clever in how you join up the pieces and end up with a rectangle. And it’s a major relief that the rows get progressively shorter as you near completion. Now to do the same on the other side, and this beast will be done!
Getting the shawl joined up was pretty liberating for me, knitting-wise … because it made the shawl so big, and it’s so hot, the shawl became an impractical project for car knitting, lunch break at work knitting, etc. So I picked up another languishing WIP as my on-the-go knitting without any guilt: my Southwell Cardi:
I’ve had a decent amount of car time as we’ve been exploring with Sis, so I’ve made some progress on the body, hoorah! It’s felt good to be excited about this cardigan after I’d had a rather long break from it. Hoping to carry that momentum forward, as I think this will be a cardigan I’d wear a lot!
The combination of not putting enormous pressure on myself to finish Starting Point by an arbitrary deadline and feeling excited about a WIP that was in danger of falling into the UFO pile has been great … it’s made for much happier knitting since this time last week!
It’s been so lovely having her visit … I’m so sad she’ll be leaving Friday. But plenty of time for us to squeeze in a few more adventures before then!
Linking up with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday! What are you working on this week?