Back to brilliant blue! The final burst of color means I’m in the last two sections of this cowl. In a clever detail, the K2TOG of the first smaller stripe gets swapped out for SSK so that the slant goes the other direction. This, to me, is the brilliant thing about knitting—there are endless variations built from just simple stitches. Color and texture give us an infinite playground to make all kinds of beauty.
And I could use a playground this week. I’m swamped with work, which means I spend way to many of my waking hours staring at (or making) words on a screen. The tactile soothing of knitting always has been my favorite antidote to work stress. I think it is why so many writers and knitters. We need something physical, something without words, to cleanse our mental palates. Nothing does that like knitting for me.
Just one more color change—back to the silver-grey—and this lovely piece from Lucky Ewe Yarn will be done. I can hardly wait.
PS: If you’re a reader/writer and a knitter, click on over to my Facebook page, where we’ve been having a bit of fun with shawls and book covers.