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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