The Natty Knitter is having a design break. That shark was a long project and it wore me out (thankfully it’s easier to knit than to write out the pattern for). So I turned to Vogue Knitting magazine (Winter 2010) and chose a nice simple garter stitch hoodie. I’m knitting it in Gray Berocco Vintage which is considerably cheaper and more washable than the recommended yarn. Also, when I finally get to wear it, I’ll remember to put my trousers on, unlike the missy in the photo.
I am quite a slow knitter, I don’t allow mistakes to go uncorrected and I often get distracted by other things. This means that so far I’ve only knitted 1.5 sleeves. It is a pleasure to use knitting for meditation again. No counting stitches or even rows, just knitting great flat swathes of garter stitch. Ahhhhh.
But sometimes, whilst I’m in that zen zone I find that I’m secretly designing something in my head. I’m confident that I now have the bare bones of the construction for some exciting new projects, including a UFO, dinosaur and a very cunning hat (not entirely Firefly related).
Now all I need to do is keep knitting the hoodie and not get too excited by my ideas. I suppose that should be my mantra during my next zen knitting moments. “Finish the cardi. Finish the cardi…oooh what about a monster truck?…Finish the cardi. Finish the cardi”.