Yup, there’s a lot goin’ on. For starters, another new mitten pattern, “Winter Garden Mittens”, has just magically appeared on my Patterns page and will mysteriously appear shortly on Ravelry. That’s for one.
I have seven million more mittens <note the alliteration > grappling for position in my brain: thrummed mittens, creamsicle mittens, fair isle mittens, nordic mittens, chunky mittens…and on and on. I am seriously bustin’ my stash but that hasn’t slowed me down one bit. I suppose it isn’t surprising that I am close to mitten-meltdown right about now: I needed a cure.
While rifling through some hidden bags of yarn in search of more worsted weight, I came upon a single skein of Misti Alpaca Handpainted Lace. I remembered buying it from a lovely lady named Maxine in a little shop in Shelburne, Ontario. “Woolly’s”! Oh, how I love Alpaca. This started me thinking about the selflessness of my recent knitting, how I haven’t a thing to wear, how nice the shade of aqua would look…I guess you know where I’m going with this.
As if in a dream, I logged on to Ravelry, began the ‘scroll of shame’ (read: trolling Ravelry for patterns when you already have a million projects going) and came upon a thoroughly unsuitable pattern…unless you look at it sideways. And so begins the story of how another progress bar came to be added to my already over-burdened sidebar.
More to come.