Hot on the heels of my bright red socks, I found a shawl pattern. The moment I saw the pattern, and pushed the button to purchase, I knew exactly which yarn I'd use: Madelinetosh DK in red, red, red! Well you know what they say about plans...
I went upstairs to grab that red yarn and instead pulled out Louisa Harding's Thistle in the color, Stone. It's a blended yarn with merino wool and suri alpaca. It's soft, drapes and will be really warm. There was plenty of yarn there as I'd originally purchased enough to knit a sweater. In fact, I might have enough to knit two shawls. I cast on last night and while I think I'm half way through the pattern, as the shawl grows by 4 stitches every other row, I know I'm not halfway through knitting. Those rows are already more than 100 stitches long. This, well it may take awhile, but the yarn and the pattern are wonderful, so it's not exactly a hardship.
It's nice to realize that if my knitting mojo disappears once in awhile, it's always a temporary situation.
This weekend, I'm making up for a long stretch of days I just finished working by celebrating a 4 day stretch of laying low. In fact, I'm proud of myself for turning them down this morning when they tried to cajole me into changing out of my pajamas and going in to "lend a hand." Instead of that, I'm continuing with my plan to work my way through this year's Oscar nominated movies I've yet to see.
Today's fare is Zero Dark Thirty and knitting.