Cast On Saturday!
I finished my Seahawks Color Affection earlier this week. It's not blocked, so you don't get the Finished Project post just yet.
But that left me without a mindless-but-not-a-sock project. I have a big-ass sweater project on the needles (Rogue), a sock, and two lace shawls, one of which is in the active knitting rotation, and one that is patiently waiting her turn.
Of course, I have yarn and pattern ideas for eleventy billion mindless projects. After meandering around Ravelry yesterday, I realized that I am likely the last person on the planet to have knit a Hitchhiker shawl. As of this morning, there are 22,564 Ravelers that have knit (or are knitting) this. I've done a couple of her other small shawls and have enjoyed them, and wear them often. And I have the yarn! It's a win-win.
That's Wollmeise Pure, color Bluebell. 525 meters of perfect merino.
I wound up the yarn, put it in a project bag with needles, set it up in Knit Companion, and cast on this morning.
But not before I saw this in a box in my closet.
Isn't THAT pretty? It was at the very top of one of my yarn storage boxes, and it practically jumped up and down, waving its arms yelling “Pick me! Pick Me!”.
So I did. I wound that one up too, and cast on another little “shawlette”. (Does anybody else hate that word besides me?)
This will be a Find A Penny shawl.
Follow the links to Ravelry to see what these look like.
Now I have some good mindless knitting all ready to go. And those of you who have been around here for awhile know what's coming up at the end of February. Wintergrass! Two full days and three nights of bluegrass, perfect for mindless knitting.
I might go see what else I've got up there that I can cast on.