When it comes to knitting patterns, my eyes are faster than my needles. I buy a pattern thinking I’ll cast on for it soon, but that almost never happens. I bought Bonnie Sennott’s Pomegranate at June Squam 2012 and cast on a little over a year later, which is actually on the quick side for me. Ha.
I’d been wanting to try Hempathy for awhile—it’s a sturdy blend of hemp, cotton, and modal (rayon)—and I’m really enjoying knitting with it. Much easier on the hands than you’d think. I love it so much that I bought a bag of yellow Hempathy for a cardigan (which was my Uganda knitting—I needed something much easier than this!)
(Cardi pattern by Gudrun Johnston—blogging about it eventually!)
I usually knit on the T, and I’m getting lots of comments from my fellow passengers. My favorite was this guy who’d just told someone else that he’s a physicist. Then he turned to me and commented that the lace chart I was working from looked awfully complex. Ha ha! Lace charts are easy once you know how to read them! And you are a physicist!!
I’m aiming to have it done and ready to wear on my birthday (which is three weeks away).