I'll be the first to admit it. I am not monogamous. Not when it comes to knitting. I have entire bins of projects that I should go back and frog to reclaim the yarn but I have a hard time giving up on these projects.
But every once in a while something makes enough noise in my mind and demands to be heard.
I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it. This is Girasole by Jared Flood. And like so many of his patterns it is absolutely gorgeous. The original pattern calls for a yarn that was a bit out of my price range. I believe it was Pastaza by Cascade. It's a gorgeous yarn and I have 3 skeins in my stash to make some house socks some day, but for this particular project I wanted something a bit more wooly. After picking up a couple skeins of KnitPicks Full Circle for a small project I knew I had found my yarn. It didn't hurt that it was on sale too.
I'm on my second skein so far. Like all circle shawls/blanket the beginning give quite a false sense of how quickly this project will go. It won't be until I get to those outer rings that the slog will begin. But the lace patterns are small and I think this will serve as pretty good mindless knitting. So far I'm on the beginning of Chart D so here's hoping I can keep up the momentum.
In other news I enjoyed a 2nd day off today after my fairly brutal week. I'm beginning to actually feel human again. I spent a portion of my day out on my new bike (I'll share some pics soon. She's so beautiful!), had lunch with a good friend to celebrate her birthday (belated though it was) and then helped her to walk her cats. A first for me.
And my roommate caught a fish in the pond behind our house!
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