Yesterday afternoon I was in a mad rush to get out the door for my Prayer Shawl meeting and realized I didn’t have my dishcloth project. I groped around in my knitting bag for that large ball of dishcloth cotton, hopefully attached to two straight needles and nope. no luck. I ended up dumping the entire contents of my knitting bag on the floor, grabbing the dishcloth project, and rushing out. Once I got home I had the brilliant idea to take a picture of the tumble that came out of my knitting bag (that’s the photo up top, without the dishcloth of course), tidy it all up, take another photo,
and then spend a decent portion of today’s knitting time finishing up that blob of white (just above my toes), taking more photos, and updating Ravelry. It was a helpful pause, and for the first time in many months, my Ravelry is up-to-date (save for a few FO photos that I hope to have by this Friday), and I feel like I have a good handle on the various WIPs.
In spite of the inspiration I felt last Friday, I haven’t knit another stitch of SSP (pictured just right of my toes above). Instead, I spent a few hours Saturday afternoon figuring out another Lindy Chain leftover project (pictured just left of my toes). This time it’s a cowl using four colors and right now it’s my go-to social/TV project (case in point, since I took the photo above, I’ve added another stripe!).
The blob of white is my test for Sille Slipover in Knitpicks Comfy Worsted. When I saw the pattern I was excited about a sleeveless pullover, but there’s no schematic; I wasn’t sure the armhole depth would be good for a pullover. I finished the body ribbing and bound it off this afternoon. My initial try-on is encouraging – it fits! but I’m not at all sure the armhole depth makes it a sleeveless pullover (I think it’s a vest). I need to finish the neck and armhole ribbing to be sure, but my mind is already trying to venture off into modifications.
Those two projects are getting all my knitting time right now, so it was nice to see Umaro pop up in that toss out. I started this project last month and it got a lot of attention until it didn’t. I was actually pleasantly surprised with how big it was (that’s the 3rd of 8 skeins so it’s just a bit past the 25% mark) … and Kym’s post today reminded me how much I enjoy the pattern. So – it will be coming back out … soon!
Here’s the summary – if you click the images you can see my project pages on Ravelry.
and here’s that dishcloth 🙂
I used to pause to document things a lot more often, and now I find myself just wanting to be doing the thing instead of writing about the thing. My book journal suffers this even more because there are a lot more books than knitting projects in my life right now. Today’s pause not only sparked some inspiration for projects I hadn’t worked on, it also reminded me how much I really do enjoy documenting the process. which is – for sure! – a good lesson in being present.
Do you find it hard to balance DOing the thing with DOCUMENTING the doing?