A certain dog with wet feet just walked across my shawl after I readied it for a photo.
Anyway, when I think of soothing mindless knitting I often think of garter stitch. That’s probably why I enjoy knitting shawls with large swaths of garter stitch. It also is great for TV knitting. I like TV as background noise when I’m knitting.
But I came to a realization the other day. Lace is perfect knitting when you need a rest from the thoughts running through your mind. The rhythm of the short repeats such as p, k2tog, yo, k, yo, ssk done over and over give the mind something else to concentrate on. It’s a short mental vacation. I think we could all use one of those right now.
I’ve completed one repeat of the lace chart which has 24 rows. The pattern calls for doing 2 repeats. I’m not sure I have enough yarn for that but the pattern includes the information that you can stop after the 8th, 16th or 24th row. I’m sure I’ll make the 8th and probably the 16th. Maybe Monday or Tuesday I’ll be ready to block.