do you ever get bored with knitting?
before I learned to spin I had stopped knitting altogether due to boredom but spinning changed everything. even so called boring knitting is exciting when you see how your own yarn knits up.
Hand dyed yarns do the same, and now, many years later I find I am back to using commerial yarns again because there are so many more nice ones out there.
so now I have knitting or crochet with me all the time again. the projects seem to breed in the night. I start with one project but then it gets too big to take with me when I go out, so I start something new. then that gets too complicated to do whilst chatting so I start something for the knitting group.
but at the moment I am finishing projects. In the last month or so I have finished
twirly crocheted skirt for a 2 year old
party cape for a 4 year old
Amalfi crocheted waistcoat
now I am working on the Romi shawl and loving it. this shawl has a really good pattern and chart and there have been no mistakes in it. it comes from a booklet called 7 small shawls to knit, which I bought on Ravelry and was worth every penny of its $12/£7.50. I am using hand dyed lace yarn and it is fun to see the colours coming out. they look different in the central panel to the way they look in the surrounding pattern which is fun.
spent most of yesterday working on it and only stopped when I started making mistakes.