One of the things I love the most about this knitting community we are all in is the camaraderie of a KAL. There’s nothing like seeing other folks takes on the same pattern to really inspire you and open your eyes to alternate possibilities. And then there’s the simple fact that knitting along with others ensures that you will be knitting on your current project, and lessens the possibility of being seduced away to something new! & shiny! (Notice I said “lessons the possibility,” not “stops the inevitability.”)
I had a busy day, both designerly and PTO-co-president-ly yesterday, so I kind of knew I might not be able to carve out the time to cast on my Farmer’s Market Shawl. So, I cheated a wee bit and started it on Sunday night.
And, wow, am I glad I did! I forgot how much I love making this shawl! I made the original two samples a couple of years ago, prior to the mystery KAL that kicked it off, and I haven’t had the time to revisit the pattern since then. The cadence of this pattern – two rows of big holes, two rows of stockinette, is rhythmic, and I’m digging it with two shovels, people.
And then there’s the yarn. Knitted Wit’s Single Fingering is dreamy and soft. Lofty and light. The perfect summertime shawl knitting yarn. I could not be happier with the colors I’m using – bright, bold, and very very intense. Just the thing to wear to Farmer’s Markets all over the place this summer!
My goal for the first part of this KAL is to have the first section done by the time I leave for Mexico on a kidless, fun-and-chill-filled almost-week away, because I don’t want to deal with charts while on vacation. So, let’s see if I can achieve that goal, huh?