I was saving this pattern for closing to the end, because I figured it would be a straightforward and non-problematic knit. I moved it up the list though, with the whole “having to knit a lot per week” problem. And it turned out that this WAS a straightforward and non-problematic knit. I love when a plan falls together 🙂
I learned a few interesting things during the creation of this square. First, I got the chance to practice the Navajo knitting technique, which I had been wanting to try for some time. Downside is that I worked through an entire skein of Lucy Neatby’s wonderful Celestial Merino in under three hours. That’s always slightly depressing — it’s one of those yarns that you want to keep just for giggles. The upside is that I was able to take this wonderfully fine yarn and bulk it up to the right weight for my squares.
Second, I realized after I had finished this square, that I have very few bright yarns in my stash. I should fix this. I don’t know when I became so neutral and monochrome. It’s a little depressing and sad.
Third is that Richard Branson is slightly crazy and extraordinarily strange and somewhat brilliant. It’s amazing what you learn on Netflix.
Movie: TEDTalks: Icons; TEDTalks: Chew On This / Beverage: Pepsi / Snack: Less of a snack and more like dinner, specifically leftover pepperoni pizza