Meditative Stockinette Stitch
|Holly bats the elephant off the table daily, she tries to bat the metal sheep but it takes more effort|
If you are wondering or are a new reader, I'm maintaining my speech pathology certification just in case a dire circumstance requires me to really really work.
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I'm mulling over the next sweater to cast on. I'm getting close to a decision, but while I'm thinking about it I'm enjoying my two projects that are short term. I'm leaning towards a fingering weight cardigan, maybe.
I've been sketching and watercoloring numerous times during the week. I find lots of inspiration on Pinterest and continue to scour the web for tutorials. The watercoloring is a hot mess but I'm getting better at using less water (a big deal) and how paper quality is everything. I'm happy with how I am progressing and each time I sit down I consider it 'practice'.
If this was knitting this would be a big old garter stitch scarf. Practicing gauge, tension, holding the needles and carrying the yarn. Practicing skills in any craft is necessary.
I take for granted my expert knitting skills.
I love plain old stockinette stitch and how meditative it is for me. My socks are plain and wonderful and while I'm knitting my mind can roam to anywhere and everywhere. At work I sit on the couch and gaze out the window and look at rolling hills. At home I'll knit and read at the same time.
When I first started knitting (a long time ago) I searched for impressive stitch designs. Now I embrace stockinette stitch for its endless beauty and how the simplicity affords me daydreaming.
I picked up the Happiness Project at a used book sale awhile ago and thought now would be a great time to read it. I'm already overall happy but why not be happier? Have you read it?
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|feather and fan blanket made before ravelry and I can't remember the yarn...|