They say that stockinette knitting is good for the soul. I can totally agree with that. When the stress of life emerges, I reach for a simple knit.
It puts my mind into a mellow space - no counting, no stitch markers, no yarn overs. I just get into the "zone" and knit for hours.
Which is exactly what I did on my most recent project over the past week.....
Here she is in all her glory.... Violet by Jaeger from the booklet called the Roma Collection.
I am knitting this up on size 6 needles, in a new yarn we are selling from SWTC called Craft. It's an organic cotton and milk fiber. soft & sweet.
I'm not sure if you can tell from this photo, but I am almost finished with the back - only about 1 more inch and then cast off. wonderful.
She's lovely. she's elegant. She's lacey. now she's this:
Yup. unravelled. I did this fast this morning, with no remorse. I get to do that mindless knitting all over again, and that's just fine with me.
Somewhere along the way, between knitting up my swatch (which matched the correct gauge, thank you very much) and almost completing the back, this little beauty grew to 4 inches wider than the pattern called for.
Now, being a somewhat middle years adult, I didn't want a clingy, super tight top - but 4 whole inches is down right baggy.
That'll teach me to fall asleep whilst knitting and not hold it up to measure. silly rabbit.
I think I'll cast on for the front later today, and make it a couple of sizes smaller. we shall see.
thanks for understanding my lack of comments on all of your blogs in the past couple of weeks - I'm hoping to catch up with my reading over the weekend. There's just a big bunch of 'life' going on right now. (thus the stockinette knit - smile)
We've had marvelous drenching rains and then bursts of sun out here recently. Good for the soil, good for the garden, good for the soul. Have a great weekend.