At Loose Ends

As I mentioned the other day I was going to cast on the Dream Stripes shawl. The other projects that I’m knitting aren’t doing it for me. I don’t want to lose my mojo and that is likely if I force myself to knit something I’m not in the mood for. 

So I cast on the shawl and it was less than satisfying. Maybe even frustrating. I ripped it out and cast on again using a few of the helpful hints on Ravelry. That too looked uneven. I like neat and tidy. 

So I read more helpful hints. There are over 2000 projects on Ravelry so there are plenty of hints. After reading most of them I found the ones that would work for me and now I have the start of a happy striped shawl. The best part is the plain part of the pattern is simple enough that I can knit it without looking at the pattern. Hopefully this will keep the mojo going long enough for that loose ends feeling to pass and the need for a finished object feeling to kick in. 

Thank you for all your suggestions yesterday on the cake winding issues. I’ll try them next time.


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7 Responses to At Loose Ends

  1. Stefanie says:

    It looks really good. I cast on another shawl earlier but the yarn I’m using has a noticeable ply so it’s splitty when I’m trying to knit simple YO’s. I will have to use something else or put that pattern on hold.

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  2. salpal1 says:

    Sometimes you just have to cast on! I’m sorry that was so trying, though. Now that you are rolling, though, i think it will go fast.

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  3. madgeface says:

    At loose ends – I know that feeling all too well. I hope it passes quickly and that your mojo gets stronger!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    Very subtle stripes, no wonder you couldn’t resist!

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  5. Your stripes are looking great. I like neat too. There are some yarns and patterns I seem to frog and frog and nothing seems to look quite right to me with them whereas with others I seem to knit away from start to finish. I hope this project restores your mojo 🙂

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  6. That really looks nice and tidy. 🙂 Well done. Keep it up and enjoy the knitting.

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  7. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Oh, that looks really nice – keep going! I’m impressed with how neat you got it.

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