I have needed something easy to keep my mind distracted and help me breathe and relax. It couldn’t be one of the sweaters I have on the needles, so I started a new shawl from stash. It’s Gather by Andrea Mowry. It’s the perfect kind of project for tv, stress, or zombie knitting.
I’m finally using those oddball Dandelion skeins from Jimmy Beans’ Outlet in Optic. They were discounted for not quite being up to Madelinetosh standards, but I see no difference between them and the regular skein I already have.
They’re parked with some Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dye in Blackbird. Good old Knit Picks. Between the outlet price and using Knit Picks for the contrast color, this is a very affordable distraction. My normal skein of Dandelion Optic is below.
I would normally be walking, a lot at times like this. But with the rain, I’m watching season 1 of Veep (turned down really low). I’m robotically plowing through this thing, waiting to feel somewhat normal again. I have ginger tea, a project, and dogs with cabin fever to keep me company.