I started a few new knitting projects while on vacation in Taos last month. I usually don’t like to work on more than one project at a time, but I needed something challenging, as well as something easy for airplane/airport knitting. And, I of course, had to do some sampling at some of the great yarn shops in New Mexico. So I now find myself with 5 active knitting projects–two of which are socks that have been on the needles for months. We won’t go there right now.
While visiting Village Wools in Albuquerque on our last day I found a great book called Knitting Goes Large. There are some wonderful patterns in this book, so I just had to get it along with the yarn to make one. This week I’ve been swatching for the Twisted Rib Cardigan by Wendy Baker. The yarn is Jo Sharp Luxury 8 ply DK Pure Wool, color Fleur 353. It’s worked up quite nicely in the twisted rib with size 6 needles.
I’ll post the other projects in coming days.
In the meantime, along with everything else, I’m reading an outstanding book on creativity titled, Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go, by Shaun McNiff. There is so much great stuff in this book. I’ll be using it to spark my own creativity for a long time, and am also finding some great ideas to use in planning for my doctoral dissertation project.