After weeks of non-knitting and pill popping, resting my torn left tricep (my knitting arm), I discovered that I had misplaced my confidence.
My current projects are more "chore" than "adore" as I struggle through them.
Have you ever been here in the "knitting slough of despondency"?
I just need one project to turn out better than expected, but alas...all is mediocrity.
I finished a pair of "fingered" mitts for a girlfriend of mine that lives in the frozen tundra known as Northern Colorado. Maybe I've already told you this? I let her pick out the pattern while steering her away from silk yarn to warmer wool with cashmere. I also let her pick the color. She chose the pattern "Treads" by Victoria Anne Baker in the color black. My gosh, you haven't lived until you've knitted 8 total vikkel braids in the dark of winter using blacker than black yarn.
It made me nuts, but I finished them.
While it appears grey in this photo, trust me, its black as midnight in real life...I lightened the photo to show the detail, because, honestly, unless you're a knitter, you're not going to see it. It is a well written pattern, and I do recommend it....
Just not in black!!!
I also joined Anna Dalvi's MKAL called Mystic Vortex, being the first dropout after my accident. Its coming along slowly after frogging two times.
I am fascinated with the design but less than enthused with my yarn color.
I am using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the colorway "Schwefel" which translates to mean "sulphur or brimstone" I think it looks more like recycled spinach, or gallstone from hell. I mixed in a little mocha fine lace and now its better. But I'm not in love with it.
Please knitting mojo, come back...I need you or an exciting new project. Five aren't enough, apparently.