I fought an inner struggle today, laziness with a touch of boredom (or is it the other way around) prevailed. The River Stole est fini (except for blocking) and it didn’t come a moment too soon. I was actually thinking of going beyond the 12 repeats and making it a nice, long stole (and that would be one less random skein in my stash), but my wrist and shoulder have been hurting lately so now we all get an FO.
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Candy Girl (606)
Pattern: River Stole, Rowan #38
Needles: Clover Ivory straights US 10.5
Date Started: 09.02.05
Date Finished: 09.19.05
I think my hands hurt because I knit with my pinky out anytime I picked up the stole, that’s how fancy it is! Which worries me since, well, I don’t really think I’m that fancy. Cultured maybe, but fancy? This stole requires a total different life; one filled with “dining out”, going to the theater or opera, visiting your friends at the museum, fancy clothes, and an Ethan Allen home. Mine is more grabbing something to eat, going to the gym, spending a lot of nights with my “tv friends”, and an Ikea home. Troublesome since I was thinking of knitting up a Birch Shawl. A shawl would complicate my life even more, forcing me to go out to “tie and jacket required” restaurants exclusively, ordering a new fall “wardrobe”, and donating a lot of money to the “museum friends circle”. Do I change for my knitting or does the knitting change for me? Perhaps a “river scarf” is more fitting.
Yeah, a scarf is more my cup of tea. Once it’s blocked it will be perfect scarf length and can be worn non-chalantly at my local watering hole (who says that anyway?). The question is, how do I sneak in a shawl into my life?