Last Thursday we went out to run errands and have an early dinner. What to knit in the car? The mitered square afghan — nearly done! — is way, way too big to be portable, but I have noticed that knitting up worsted weight yarn on US#7s doesn’t seem to bother my thumbs. The two socks projects, one on a US#0 and the other on a US#2-1/2, were clearly right out (as is the cowl or scarf we discussed yesterday; it will have to wait until my thumbs are fully recovered. Or I figure out how to knit comfortably on needles smaller the US#6). I looked around for a portable project on US#6 or 7.
As it happens, the last time I tidied up the table in the craft & laundry room I packaged up some small projects so they were ready to go: yarns and printed patterns, each in its own ziplock bag. Digging through that pile I came upon this one. Perfect!
Pattern is the Spiral Cowl by Keri McKiernan, and the yarn is Annie Modesitt’s ModeLuxe DK, 50/50 merino/silk. Luscious stuff! and perfect for car knitting. I memorized the pattern after the first eight stitches, although that did not prevent me from screwing it up more than once. It is entirely possible I may switch to this pattern.
Edited to add: Yep, I switched to the Autopilot pattern. No need to frog completely, though; the latter just required an even number of stitches, which I already had. I kept the border– five rows of reverse stockinette — and continued in the new pattern.
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Still reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. Rereading, in fact; for a couple of nights I neglected it, and when I picked it back up I couldn’t keep the plot straight. I must say that it is making more sense the second time around.
In my ears: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Too soon to have an opinion.
More Unraveling at Kat’s.