Beach knitting? Don’t I wish with all this crazy winter weather! In this week’s post, I reflect on how each project made holds its own story, and one of those that I share here was knitting on the beach each day this past summer.
So about Mimosa– hope you are plugging away. Last week, your “homework” was to work up the the armholes. How’d you do? Jump on the Ravelry post here to share your photos.
The weekends are my prime knitting time and the one thing I love about working on a new project, especially a sweater, is that I can always remember the events that occurred in my life while I was making it. With that in mind this weekend, I’ve been reflecting on fond memories of this past summer vacationing in Cape Cod, Mass., and I spent each leisurely day knitting on the beach, creating a neckerchief design that will soon appear in the Summer 2015 issue of Creative Knitting. I’m calling it Summer Morning Sky because the yarn reminds me of the shades of pink streaks you see across the sky right before sunrise.
Each morning I would head to the beach with my chair, project and journal to capture thoughts that surfaced, snap photos of the stitches as the light hit them, and any other inspiration that would strike.
Speaking of morning time– each day before I head off to work, I spend time knitting to set the tone for the day ahead. Since starting Mimosa, I’ve been enjoying the process, especially in the morning because it’s so quiet and all I can hear are my needles clicking and feel the yarn gliding through my fingers.
I sit in the same spot each day in the third bedroom of my house which I fondly consider my little morning sanctuary. I sit cozily with my legs resting on a small ottoman covered with a colorful lapghan I made a few years ago.
My mind is so still and tranquil in the first few hours of the day and I take advantage of this meditative time each morning when time seems to almost stand still.
Do you set aside morning time to knit as a way to create a launchpad for your day?
If you’re on track and you’ve worked to the armholes, here are your next steps:
- Mark the start of your armholes with either split ring markers or safety pins on each end of the row.
- Work even until the armhole measurement as noted in the pattern based on your size.
- Shape the shoulders and bind off your remaining 63 sts.
See you back here next Sunday, March 1st!