In all my trolling around on Ravelry I rediscovered the Pogona shawl by Stephen West. I stuck the pattern in my queue and went back to poking around on family search and ancestry where I was gathering up long dead relatives but my mind kept going back to Pogona. I was feeling the pull to knit something interesting and unusual and if you’ve seen Pogona laid out flat you’ll know it’s somewhat unusual. So I wound the yarn into a ball, bought the pattern and went about doing additional research. I know better than to cast on blindly when there are so many helpful notes to read through. After making note of the ones that might be helpful to me I cast on and started the pattern as written. I like to see why people change things up. After completing a couple of inches I ripped it out. When I cast on I incorporated the the changes that I think are improvements to the pattern and knit to this point. I can see why a couple of the other suggestions were made but the tiny issues they prevent don’t bother me so I’ll be carrying on as I have been.
The plan for today is a lot of knitting, a tiny bit of house stuff and maybe (probably) some ice cream. I hope you’ve got a fun day planned.