I have been on some tangents lately. The first one has to do with knitting, the second one I will tell you about another day.
After perusing Ravelry in a mindless way looking for something to catch my fancy, I kept returning to this silk kerchief. When I checked out all the beautiful variations other people had produced I felt the need to knit one myself.
Now for those of you who are not in the knitting know, yarn is now made to self pattern or stripe. Yes, even knitting can be made lazy. Just cast on, knit knit knit, and the yarn does all the work for you. I have a love hate for this yarn myself, it always looks very beautiful and seductive all skeined up so neatly, but when it’s knit up I find it to be slightly gaudy. As much as I enjoy color, I feel like I am more of a plain Jane. When I began knitting I kept wondering to myself, do I really liked what I’m seeing. I found myself excitedly waiting to see what color emerged from the ball next and well, maybe I could like what was happening. When I finished working the main garter stitch pattern I added a lace border.
Our Sunday afternoon knitters club had a bit of a knit along with the same project. It was fun to see how diverse the same pattern could end up just by using different colors and borders. Check out missknits lovely picot edge!
So, whether I really liked the final outcome or not, I loved knitting it so much that I started another one right away!