Friday, November 16, 2012

Shifting Focus

This is the first week since mid-September that I'm not traveling or prepping for an event.  The shift in focus has been a nice change of pace.  The sifting and sorting in my office is well underway - insert picture of large trash bags here.  Major tidy projects are always full of surprises, some more pleasant than others.

I don't know which thrilled me more - finding a long-lost handknit sock or unearthing this project in progress.

Secret of Change . . . a fun combination of short rows and garter.  This project had dropped off my radar, but I'm happy I found it buried in my office mess.  I'm in the final section and the rows are long, but there's nothing like the soothing rhythm of garter.  Knit, knit, knit.  Back and forth.  Knit, knit, knit.  It's a good project to pick up when I take breaks from reorganizing my office space.  And since it doesn't require much thought, I can contemplate my holiday knitting at the same time.

The gnarly base of this old tree reminds me of the twists and turns of cables - in, out and around.  My color inspiration for the week.

Blue-black with hints of green.


Anonymous said...

Could you please tell what yarn you used for 'secret of change'?
I love your yarn!

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

I'm using Lucia, colorway Pixie. Here's the link -

Lucia is a fingering weight blend of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon.