Where is the perky-stoopid me who posted Friday? Not here. It’s a Monday. You know what… just hold on. I’m going to make a cup of coffee. Yes, coffee. See… there’s just something about the smell of coffee… When I REALLY need a jolt, it will clear the brain fog better than even a brisk, black tea.
Just like that, I’m recalibrated. Whoda’ thunkit?
Now, about that finished object report…
The project name is too long to be helpful. What you really need to know – in case you’re a new reader or missed 27 posts – is I used to knit non-stop, but over the past year, my Mojo left, and for the past few months, I’ve had NONE. I saw Project Spectrum (not just a knitting thing, so click over!), and decided it could get me knitting again, and just in time, it did.
In the meantime, Wendy Knits and several enablers had a knit-along. I simply couldn’t find a yarn that suited me. Finally, the red koigu Crimson Purl (just married!! hop over and wish the newlyweds well, will you?) screamed at me; I didn’t waste a moment. I wound it into cakes and cast on.
So, here are the details:
Pattern – that’s the link for the first clue, but there are a total of five clues
, including a set-up page not included in that link. Edit – Link has been changed to the general Mystery Shawlette category, so all posts should show up. It was exceptionally well-written; I’m a chart gal, but I wholly appreciate a designer who does charts an words, because I know many knitters who simply can’t function happily with charts.
It’s just a grand little pattern, and in case you can’t tell, it’s strawberries in lace!
Yarn: I was so happy to discover that I have some blue Koigu left in my stash. It’s a great fingering weight yarn with the perfect blend of soft, sproing and color. I totally lucked out that I grabbed red for a pattern than had strawberries in the lace!
Needles: My beloved Addi Clicks… I cast on with #7s, and immediately switched to #5 tips for the real knitting. I lurvers my Clicks, but my #5s did have that infamous rough edge some of you have cursed.
Verdict: My Mojo is back. What more do you need to know?!
How was your weekend?