The Trouble with Garter

I don't know about you guys, but when life gets crazy sometimes all I think I can concentrate on is garter stitch.  Knit row after knit row after knit row.  There's got to be something soothing in that, right?  In a word?  No.  Right now all I can think about are charts and colorwork and cables.  Maybe a sweater like Aidez?  But no, I'm knitting garter.  Lots and lots of garter.

It's not that I don't like my garter stitch.  This Madelinetosh in Molly Ringwald is gorgeous.  I'm knitting this for the second month of Camp Loopy.  The challenge was to knit a popular pattern you have yet to knit.  At least 500 yards with either 1000 projects, queues, or both.  For this challenge I picked Kleio by Romi Hill, a gorgeous shawl knit with short rows.  I tell you what, I cannot wait to get to the lace section.

The other issue I'm having with garter stitch?  It's really hard to photograph in a way that looks interesting.  You have to get pretty creative and a little kooky.

See what I mean?

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  1. That is going to be a really pretty shawl. I knitted a garter stitch corner-to-corner blanket that took forever, so I know what you mean.

  2. Lovely pattern, and isn't "Molly Ringwald" just the perfect name for that colour?!?!!

  3. LOL! I feel you as I have been making the garter stitch blanket by EZ. And, part of it is in red which is impossible to photograph! So I end up with a red blob that doesn't even look like garter. Boring garter. Which is probably why I also have a St st shawl and a cabled wrap going?

  4. I prefer stockinette to garter stitch, but both can be soothing. At least you have lace to look forward to!