I do believe that I gravitate towards projects I really need. That of all the Works In Progress I have sitting in my craft space, or laid out in front of me on my computer, I choose what I think is most therapeutic.
These last two weeks, it's been this:
I used size 8 needles instead of the 9 it called, but it was the only long circ I had on hand that was large enough. Yarn is Cestera, with the colorway Erica, dyed by KimberlyR.
The picture above is at its full length...it actually reaches below my waist.
This is Infinitude doubled:
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
This was a wonderful pattern. Just enough texture to give the cowl interest, but not too complicated that I couldn't get lost in the stitches.
It brought me just enough zen so I could enjoy my family circling around me, enough challenge so I could have a conversation with my husband, and just enough silence so that I could hear myself think.
I modified the pattern a bit to I took out some of the repeats in the end. I only had one skein of Erica, and I was intent on using as much of the 220 yards the skein promised.
I'm proud to say that I only left two yards unused.
Life is so much about knits and purls, and the dips and bumps they create. Patterns call for purposeful eyelets and cables, and yet sometimes there are those unmistakable holes and missed stitches. But so long as we recover from these - increasing a stitch here and there, K2Tog, or even just grabbing our darning needle and sewing the hole closed - the garment will still come to be, as imperfect as it should be. And that modifications in the prescribed pattern is completely allowed, but getting the most out of your pattern, and the yarn that you have is what counts.
I wear it in comfort.
And a time for every purpose, under heaven
p.s...for those in your wonderful 40's...do your yearly mammograms! It will save your life!
p.p.s...please keep my friend in mind. She lost her two nephews yesterday.