I have a new knitting project in the works but not without a fair amount of debate. Usually I don't dither too much about starting a new project. What's the worst that can happen? It doesn't work, I rip it out and start a new project. That's one of the beauties of knitting. It's not like I've cut fabric into pieces, sewn a seam or two and then decide the project isn't going to work. Knitting is much more forgiving.
I had looked at this pattern a while ago. I considered it, put it on my "maybe" list and forgot about it. When I need a new project, I usually consult my list. Make that lists. After a recent Ravelry binge my original list has mushroomed into three.
When I flipped through the lists, Sharktooth caught my eye and I decided to go with it. I've made several Stephen West designs so I knew Sharktooth would be an entertaining, well-constructed project. You can see the first two teeth have emerged along the bottom.
But the debate didn't stop with the pattern selection. I contemplated several different colorways and finally tossed caution to the wind. I let my daughter pick the color. She chose Lillian Yogi Bear in case you're wondering.
Once I had started knitting the debate continued with the yarn overs. Did they look funny? Were they wonky on one side? After ripping out, starting over and tweaking more than once I finally decided that they were right in the first place. Sometimes I overthink things.
Normally all this indecision doesn't bode well for a project, but I'm feeling better now. I've cleared up all the issues, settled into a groove and am about to cut two more teeth. My optimistic self has me convinced that it's smooth sailing ahead.
For a couple of weeks I've been watching this volunteer plant material in one of my pots. This small, fragile plant has given me a couple of color ideas and is my color inspiration for the week.
Delicate green tinged with white.