But, on to more pleasant topics. After my success with Rechargeable, I was ready to move right along and cast on something new. As is often the case, socks were my first thought. I pulled out a skein of Meow Collection Yarn, in the Orange Tabby colorway, and set it on top of the tall cubbyhole piece of furniture that holds my yarn. I wanted to decide if I was going to knit regular socks, or some actual pattern.
But at least for now, I'm not knitting socks. Because the morning after I set out the skein of yarn, it looked like this.
When Koodles Attack!
Sigh again. I did not have the fortitude to even begin to try and untangle this mess, so I set it aside and moved on. But it took me a few days to decide. Then I remembered a project I had been wanting to make for a long time, and pulled out the yarn (fortunately already wound), and printed the pattern. We were heading to Brooklyn to visit my niece, her husband, their baby, and their pup. So I chose a project bag, got all of the notions together, and decided it would be my travel work.
I've really been enjoying it, and though I am using size 3 needles, it's going more quickly than I expected. Here's an in-progress picture for you.
I know, it looks weird. But this is the beginning of the Multnomah Shawl, which I have wanted to make for years. Then at Maryland Sheep and Wool in 2012 (I think it was that year), I visited the Fiber Optics Yarn booth, and they had one knitted in this yarn, which is their Foot Notes yarn, colorway Blackbird Batik. I was so taken with the sample, I HAD to get the same yarn to make it!
It's really lovely, and I am enjoying this knit very much. Yes, I have some other projects that are currently languishing, but I want to keep my mojo going with things that are working well, so this will probably be my primary project, at least for the near future.
And ... maybe one day I can get to the Orange Tabby yarn ...