The intarsia was a big fail. Just a few rounds in, I had 15 different strands of yarn hanging from the work, getting so tangled I couldn’t take it. I ripped it back for probably the twentieth time and just called it a loss. The awesomely cute colorwork hat idea I had will just have to wait on the back burner for a while. After a few weeks of knit frustration where the only project I would let myself work on was this colorwork idea and nothing to show for it, I snapped. All I wanted to do was just KNIT SOMETHING. And so I knit stripes. Simple, soothing, stockinette stripes.
Yes I realize the pic is dark and grainy, and you can barely see the stripes, but have you ever tried snapping a one-armed selfie while standing next to your kitchen window hoping to get the few last rays of sunlight at 8:45pm before your poor neglected blog readers have to go yet another day without any knitting pictures, all the while trying to garner a demure smile?
Phew. I think I need to knit a few more “soothing” stockinette hats.
That’s how I feel about bulky knits. When I’ve spent hours trying to fix a cable mistake or ripping back something difficult, I just want to give my wrists and mind a break. It’s soothing to sit down with big needles and quick knitting wool.