After all that Christmas knitting, I was feeling a little burnt out in the crafting department. But I really wanted to get a move on some of the projects that were left behind by gift knitting (not to mention the socks for my coworker).
Yesterday, I tried - so hard - I finished the heel on my coworker's sock, but I just couldn't bring myself to keep knitting on it.
So I picked up my Lore hoodie. It's super-bulky, so I figured a few rows would really make me feel like I was accomplishing something. I completed a whole pattern repeat, but I still wasn't feeling the love to continue.
So I did something crazy.
I cast on for something new. I dug deep in the stash and pulled out the last remaining skein of Tosh Merino (from my Tea Leaves) and cast on for a shawl.
Which shawl you ask?
198 yards of heaven
And yes - it's blocking already. I worked on it for about three hours before bed last night - and with an afternoon of steady work today, it's on the blocking board.
It's not really a shawl- in fact, it's barely shawlette size - more of a neckerchief - but it was just the thing to recharge my knitting batteries.
Since my coworker already knows about her Christmas socks, I think I'm going to add this into the box to surprise her.
I'll give you more details after I do a proper photo shoot.
Also - if anyone is needing a little knitting recharge themselves - you could always get some new yarn.
Until midnight on December 31st - enter the code YREND11 and get 15% off any yarn in the shop. You can even use it on the yarn that's already on sale!
It's just a little thank-you from us for another great knitting year!