I know that you all haven’t heard from me for a while, but I have been busy over the last month knitting. Last year I bought a cheap synthetic black shawl that is essentially a blanket with a slit in it so you can conveniently wear a blanket and still move around and do stuff. I nicknamed it the WORKET™ use it is essentially a blanket you can wear at work, which is awesome for a person like me that has been known to wear her down coat inside in July because of cold office buildings. With winter upon us I thought my cheap black Worket™ could do with an upgrade. I use to work with a woman that had a lovely tapestry style Worket™ and I am not sure why I waited so long to get with the program.
After my first attempt with a lace design didn’t feel right I switched to cables and while they take time, they always look amazing in natural wool. I ended up using 5.5 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Fishermen’s Wool.
Each front panel took a week of knitting to complete. The first week I hurt my neck and at first I blamed the knitting but it turned out that knitting was not the problem, thankfully.
When it was time to join the two front pieces I realized that I hadn’t thought it through and after some harumphs I ended up adding cables down the back.
The weather out here this year has actually felt a bit like winters in Nebraska, grey and cold. I am probably going to be living in this until April.