I’ll be honest. I just needed a break from making tiny loops with tiny little sticks. No fingering weight, no sport, NO lace. I’ve had these skeins of Araucania Liwen for months, waiting for a certain pattern to be released because I like supporting independent designers, but it’s been a while and I’m ready to use the stuff. So I cast on the same number of stitches as for a size 36″ Oatmeal and modified as I went for the look I wanted.
I’ll be honest again. I was actually wanting to have Katie Canavan’s shorts off of my needles by now, but I don’t know what size to make. I’ve finally received treatment for immune system/ food allergy problems and find my body is changing. If I make them now, they may not fit in a few weeks. So I’m putting them off a bit longer in the hopes that things will level off and I’ll have a better idea of which size will get the most use. I’m just being practical; no one wants to work for weeks on beautifully cabled, droopy drawers.
More honesty? I botched this when almost finished a few days ago and had to rip it back to the collar. Apparently, I went into Knitter’s Trance and did more increases to the sleeves than necessary. Ah, Knitter’s Trance… such a lovely place to visit, full of euphoria, nostalgia, and other rhyming words; but I always come back with the weirdest souvenirs.