It’s been a busy week here, which is a good thing. But even with it busy I’ve had a lot of time to knit and get other things done. I’ve been knitting a lot more then I have recently which is good. Finding little times and big times to knit, which all adds up. Remember that baby tea leaves I was making last time? Well that is complete now, just needs the buttons which I need to get still. But it’s blocked and knitting done. Ends are woven, but still need trimming. But that’s a quick bit to get done.
Those needles I was using on the baby tea leaves didn’t get a chance to cool down. They went directly into a new project, dotted rays. That is being knit out of some nice cottton, which is quite interesting because I’m not a cotton fan. I like the fabric, I’m just not very happy with knitting with it. This on is an exception for me. For some reason, cottons do not have any give when you knit with this one, but the one I chose does. Some other things I noticed so far is that I do not split the yarn as often as I would another cotton. On top of that I do not get knitting fatigue in my hands when I’m working with this yarn. With all of that I would call it a win win. That yarn I am referring to is Zauberball Cotton by Schoppel (link is to my LYS online shop, if anyone is interested in this yarn) which is 100% organic cotton. At 462 Yards in a fingering weight for the price, it is a great value. I think I might have to pick up more of it at some point soon and do some light sweaters or tank tops.
I am quite pleased with how this is turning out so far. The pattern I think was a perfect choice for the very long color repeats that this yarn offers. Even though the rows are getting quite long right now and it is definitely not as speedy to work on, I can see the light at the end of the skein. A big bright red end of the skein to be precise, I might not have enough yarn to complete the pattern as written, but that is ok. I knew this going in and I figured a slightly smaller scarf would be good with me. With this coming to the end soon I have to start thinking about what I want to work on next. I have a few ideas of what I want to make, some sweaters and shawls and the like. But for me to do some of those I need my U.S. 4 needles, which are in two projects right now. Those are the same two projects that I was working on when I got into my slump a few weeks ago. I think I’m going to try to get one of those done so I can use those needles for something else. But if I do choose something that needs attention I can’t necessarily knit on it when I can’t give it my attention, I will need to knit something else as well. Something that is more autopilot knitting related, so I’m thinking I will cast on a pair of simple vanilla socks for myself. I mean I have plenty of sock yarn to be able to do this, but I’ll have to start stash diving to see what I want to work on first. For now, I’ll have time to figure that out as I continue short rowing my way to the end of this project.