On the needles....another Citron shawl for the shawl-ministry pile (the 'pile' of which, at the moment, is non-existent, the last one having been gifted last week). This is probably my favorite mindless shawl to knit for the simple reason that it can end up any size. I've knit them with 10-section repeats, 7,6 and 9 section repeats. This one is ending after 8---which is exactly 10 ruffle rows from being completed---unless I run out of yarn sooner, which will simply make that ruffled edge a tiny bit shorter. Somehow on it's journey to completion, the stitch count got off by a couple of stitches, but on this pattern it doesn't matter a lick. The rows get pretty long here at the finish line; I was sure there were at least 3000 stitches on the needles, but a quick count showed me there were a mere 832. I've got a good book, so who cares?
As I was diving in the stash to find a hank of lace weight for the Citron, I came across this...
????? Pretty pattern. It's a very small (although I vaguely remember this being for me...) cropped (really short) back and one front.....and a very, very small amount of yarn. No pattern. No needles. AND NO MORE YARN???!
It now looks like this...
I wish I could 'tick' a project off Ravelry, but this one never even made it onto the WIPs list. Baby blue? For me? What was I thinking? Now, I'm thinking baby boy sweater or a multitude of baby boy hats which it should have been in the first place.
So, if knitting hasn't been consuming my hours....what has?
I'm in the middle of my second on-line course, taking a class at the local art school, spending a teenager's amount of time on Instagram and Pinterest (so much that just about all that pops up now is photography related posts and pins...I sort of miss all my fiber inspiration) and quickly realizing that my learning curve is really really steep.
And I have the patience of a gnat.
Not a good combination.