I'm an impulsive person. I have my lists, and my plans, but I am easily distracted by a bright shiny new idea. My husband dreads the nights I decide that I just have to go for a run even though it is after 8pm and it is getting pretty close to dark outside. Sometimes a girl just needs a bit of an endorphin rush, you know? Nothing embodies my magpie with a plan tendencies quite like my knitting. I have yarn for specific projects and a general idea of what I want to knit and when, but I've learned to give myself a little wiggle room and leave the door open for impulse. Doing things like picking up pattern collections when designers have a sale and only buying yarn if I will absolutely cast on immediately (this last one doesn't always work, but it has given me more structure than you might think). So it is with great excitement that I can share with you that despite my love affair with my new hoodie I am halfway through my Triptych Shawl!
I swear this is a much more subtle and varied colorway than it is coming across in photos. It is much more a soft mix of plum and honey yellow and red than these stark shades my camera loves to find. Triptych is my first knitting adventure with beads and it has been quite the learning experience. Talk about impulsive. I went to the store, bought two tubes of beads, and then sat on the floor with them in a pile in front of me until I figured out how to get them onto the yarn. I ended up using the prestrung dental floss method after a series of trial and a lot of error.
I am in the beadless section now and I am quite excited with how it is moving along. At this rate I should be done with plenty of time to wear it to my cousin's wedding. Now if only I could find shoes.
For more works in progress, check out the gang over on Tami's Amis!