Do you know that feeling when you get obsessional about something and you don’t get your mind out of that spiral?
It seems like this is getting a nasty habit of mine when it comes to choosing new knitting projects and yarn / colours. In fact, I want to knit it all and use all my stash at the same time. It’s quite unrealistic but real enough.
The beginning of my new WIP was like that. I began with this selection. As you can see, I was not yet settled on which shawl I wanted to knit. A Color craving or an Exploration station, both by Stephen West. Only that the yarn was there and at hand, and I got REALLY obsessed about these colours because they all have something.
I settled on the combo down middle and cast on. But I was not entirely sure it would work out in this shawl. 2 + 2 similar colours. The pattern says 1 + 3. But it could also be interesting, so I went on knitting.
I love the colours, but… not like this…
So I frogged, and did another swatch.
And I lost my mojo. I took the swatch to knitnight. And frogged it. And tore out all the beautiful yarn from the shelves to find a way to make it work with my beautiful skeins at hand. Being OBSESSIONAL.
I should have known that nothing comes out of pushing it too hard. Let it go and it comes back to you.
I love it already. An explosion of summer. A new beginning.