I should be doing laundry. Or catching up on paperwork. Or packing for tomorrow's road trip. Instead, I'm knitting stripes.
Pendulum, in case you're interested. I start a stripe and promise myself it will be the last one - that I'll put this project away and tackle some of the work listed above. But after I've finished a stripe, I can't stop myself from starting the next one. I'm wrapped up in the thrill of creating stripes - working back and forth in short rows to create bands of color that are wide on one end and narrow on the other. So simple yet so entertaining.
I may need to reassess that work list and pare it down. Since I have to be in Rhode Island early tomorrow morning, packing is not negotiable. However, the laundry and the paperwork have already been lingering for a while. I can probably let them slide in exchange for a couple more stripes. If you want to know the truth, I don't see an end to the stripes. I've already picked out a color combination for a second shawl.
My color inspiration this week is inspired by fair food. Sweets and beets . . . fried sweet potatoes and beets. These thinly sliced beets are ready and waiting.