While I have plenty to keep me inspired with my quilting, I’ve hit a rut with my knitting. I really want to finish Dad’s Christmas sweater, but I just can’t seem to muster up any enthusiasm for it. Maybe because it’s plain, maybe because so big, maybe because it’s grey…
I decide I needed to cast on something new to recharge my knitting juju.
And apparently…. something also grey! I don’t know why. This silvery Slinky Cat just spoke to me when I went stash diving.
I’m knitting Crimson Blossom. I knit it a few years ago for a coworker’s wedding, an I enjoyed every minute of it.
I had some dark grey beads that were just perfect, and so far it’s been just the thing to get me excited about knitting again. Except for one small thing.
I realized after getting all this done, that I was using a needle that was smaller than the pattern called for. It was going to turn out much to small if I kept going.
So it’s all been ripped back and I’m starting again. But it’s okay… I’m still feeling the love for it!
9 thoughts on “Grey, grey, grey”
That will be gorgeous in grey! Sorry you had to rip out and start again, but it will be lovely!
Good for you–sometimes, there is no logic to what we want to knit! (or not knit!)
Have no idea what this will turn out to be, but I love it nonetheless!
Boo for having to rip back, but YAY for projects that are fun to knit.
I’m really sorry you had to rip it back, but my goodness, it’s beautiful. I’m glad you found something you enjoy knitting.
I could have met you at the frog pond. I’ve cast on and ripped back the same pair of socks four times this morning.
Grey is one of my favorite colors! Do you add the beads as you come to the stitch or thread them on the yarn? I’ve done both.
That is going to be beautiful! I can see why you would be excited to work on that project. Wonder if it will be completed before your Dad’s sweater.
I’ve been working on using up some grey yarn, too. Made a dog first and am now working on a washcloth that will have a grey kitty on it. Looks like you are doing something that will be very pretty!