I should feel happy: I’m at home for the evening, little responsibility and lots of time to knit. I need some withdraw time, some space to pull back away from the work-stress and back into myself. I’ve got yarn in the stash (as my last post can attest! and that’s only a part of it), and have spent the last half hour browsing Ravelry. I have even made an accomplishment, which came out wonderfully.
I miss knitting Cobblestone. (Points to Lani for guessing correctly from the teaser photo!) After months of knitting bigger and bigger challenges (from cables to lace to the MCW sock-in-progress) I finally discovered the joy of just plain knitting. That joy of simply of working with mid-sized needles and nice yarn and an easy but so very clever pattern. But it all went by so fast, so that at Lettuce Knit last night the grafting was grafted and the edge was bound off and the ends were woven in. It went from nothing to finished, and I barely had time to appreciate it all.
I will post photos soon (lets hope the weather stops being horrible) — Dru loves it so much he set it to block this afternoon while I was still at work! For now I just miss having that comforting knit to sit with and be simple with for a while. My plain-jane sock isn’t cutting it, and the sweater I want to start for myself is going to take brainpower. I’ll get over it, I’m sure; I’ll figure out something to do with myself for one evening, but I just don’t feel as relaxed as I was hoping.
So tell me, what’s your favourite simple knit? What project have you missed once it was done?