I don’t know about you, but I have projects that serve different purposes and times of day. Up until last week, I was content to knit relatively mindless, easy patterns. I just didn’t want to think. These are perfect for knitting during the day or at night.
The first “pandemic” project I knit was the Frieze Shawl with 1 ball of Berroco Medina (color #4730) and 2.25 skeins of Erika Knight Studio Linen (color #407). I know at first glance you may be questioning why I characterized this as a mindless, easy knit. What you don’t know is that I’ve knit this 3 times (twice as shop samples for classes I’ve taught and once as a winter shawl). Now that I’m living in sunny Florida, I need more lightweight cottony/linen wraps. The pattern is repetitious and well written so you know right away if it’s off.
I’ve been knitting Crosshatch using a skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock and a ball of Zooey. Yarn available from Knit or Knot Yarns. I’ve almost used up the Zooey and still have more of the Silk Garden, so I ordered another ball of Zooey to make it bigger.
While on lockdown, I designed an asymmetrical scarf/shawl in collaboration with Knits4Comfort. The pattern takes 1 ball each of 3 colors of her Simple Sock (in 50g skeins). The pattern is being tested right now, so stay tuned. It’s an easy pattern with enough to keep your interest, but not so much as to make you crazy.
I also cast on for Rectangulum but haven’t knit much of it. It’s a garter stitch wrap/poncho type accessory with buttons. Not exciting, however it will turn out to be very wearable and useful. This one is definitely the most mindless.
This segues nicely into the next project I cast on for, Arcana, a magnificient wrap with mosaic and 2-color brioche worked in 3 colors. I’m in love. This is my daytime project: knit in solitude with good light and good coffee.
I went stash diving and came out with 3 colors that are amazing together! No purple, either.
I just finished the mosaic stripes and have transitioned into “Pearl Brioche”.
And because my mind works in mysterious ways, I leave you with this video. Whenever I say the words daytime or nighttime, I can’t help thinking about this bird. I apologize in advance if it gets stuck in your head (too).
Be Safe, Stay Well, and Just Keep Knitting.