Whenever I get tired of knitting the same hat again, I have started pulling out those ‘Sister Shawls’ I’ve been working on.
I had developed a color pattern and a design pattern. I started with an all-over pattern and then a cable pattern and have continued in this way for the shawls. For this latest section I pulled out my Viking pattern book (to give a nod to our Celtic/Viking heritage) and began to flip through looking for the perfect cables for the cable section. It took me a while to land on the two I wanted to use, but I was excited to begin. I had to learn a couple new stitches and remained firm on not looking until I had gotten through enough repeats to really see the pattern. It is beautiful. I’m proud of the results and am looking forward to working on them for both shawls.
It felt good to work on something for myself again. The larger needles, the changing stitches, the anticipation of being able to wear mine and give my sister the other. It is the perfect reprieve from the usual and I’m able to work on a few more hats again.