A quick howdy to you.
I’m on my third version of The Shift, the diabolically absorbing cowl design by Andrea Mowry.
I am not tired of this, not even close.
This is Deep Bump, The Family Jewels, and Pick Your Poison (not shown here). Spincycle Dyed in the Wool.
Ordinarily, I come to the end of a project and immediately crave something really different from the thing I just finished. I think that’s one of the things I love most about knitting, and I’ve said it a million times: there is knitting for every imaginable moment in life.
There are times when I want knitting to make me feel brilliant, so that’s when I head into some stranded intarsia bobble bedspread project.
Sometimes only the simplest garter stitch is possible. That’s when knitting isn’t really knitting; it’s more of a disguised form of therapy, of meditation, of working on something when it seems impossible to do much of anything else. Even a garter stitch blanket can grow, I guess, during rough times.
And sometimes I’m just having a great time, and I don’t want a project to end. That’s when I get into starting another one. That’s what seems to be going on with this Shift cowl pattern.
We have sent out a bunch of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in the past couple of weeks, and I hope everybody is having a good time. I’m seeing some super sunshiney combos in the colors we have in stock now, if you’re just getting on the Shift bandwagon.
PS I am 100% loving all the ideas everybody is pitching for our li’l building on the MDK campus. (See DG’s post from Sunday.) I want to do them all. I want to make the little building into something great. In fact, I actually want to create a giant campus where we can all live and make stuff and hang out all day, every day. Shouldn’t a place like that exist? It seems a failure of imagination that we haven’t yet done this. Who’s in?