The amazing Georganne of Banyan Tree Yarns is going to help me calculate gauge for my Seaspray shawl. (I really tried hard myself a few times yesterday, but my artsy-fartsy brain eventually held a gun to itself - Are you feeling lucky, punk? – and threatened to pull the trigger unless I handed the job over to a professional.)
So I can’t work on that today until she gets back to me, and I’m still waiting for the skein of black Jiffy yarn I bought from her to arrive so I can finish my Shivanaut scarf.
Bet you thought I’d be sitting around the house, twiddling my thumbs, going into knitting angsty, yarn withdrawal, climbing the walls and pulling out my hair.
As our eighteen-month-old niece, Emily, would say, wagging her little finger, “No, no, no, no!”
I have pulled an older, sadly neglected project out of the closet:
It’s a pink scarf, knitted with a gigantic 400g ball of Sensatione yarn that my DH spotted on sale in an Iceland shop. The yarn is multicoloured, so as you knit, it naturally assumes an interesting variation of different shades of pink that go all over the place. That’s called a jacquard pattern.
4mm needles, garter stitch (knit every row)
40 stitches per row
I’ll just keep going until I feel like stopping…
And I have decided, once it’s finished, that a portion of the profits of the sale on Etsy will go to either Macmillan or Cancer Research UK – because it’s a pink scarf
and people are suckers for pink, cancer-related things.