I finished knitting my Simmer Dim shawl that I talked about a few Sundays ago. Couldn’t resist taking a couple of photos under Tango‘s beautiful fitting room lights. Don’t know what it says about me that I basically always time to take some fashion photos while I’m at work…
I love this pattern because of the geometrical look that the lace & picot edging has at the bottom… seeing it next to my new honeycomb tattoo just cemented the fact that my personal style is super consistent, ha.
I’d say that at this point the hardest thing about knitting isn’t understanding the patterns or executing the stitches… it’s getting your brain & hands to do what the pattern is actually saying. I re-knit this bottom section an excruciating FOUR times. The desire to have my knits look just right has taught me patience that I didn’t know I had. People who are impressed by my knitting skillz really ought to be there when I’m in the middle of things, ripping back stitches and swearing (& opening many beers.)
If you have a Ravelry account (& if you knit or crochet or think you want to, you should!) I’ve added a whole bunch of project photos for all kinds of things in the last week or so. Go see! Let’s be friends!
& to follow up on my post about the difference between the time it takes to get inspired online & the time it takes to make something… I bought the yarn for this pattern in Toronto in April, cast on almost a month ago, & knit this in allll my downtime for three weeks or more. I’ll love it for life, but even so… good things take time, yeah?