Seems like the only time my brain ever shuts up lately is when I'm knitting and I give in to that soothing, steady rhythm of creating stitch after stitch. That's the nice thing about this craft: even if it feels repetitive (mostly 'cause - you know - it IS), even if it feels like you're mired in a black hole of knittendom and not getting anywhere, every stitch really does bring you closer to your goal. You may not notice it, it might not be going fast enough for you, but you ARE moving forward.
And eventually, if you keep at it, you're rewarded with some pretty nifty knitwear.
Magic Mirror Socks by Jeannie Cartmel
Knit with Dream in Color Smooshy in the Strange Harvest colourway.
I'm particularly pleased with these socks. I think I did a bang-up job pairing the yarn and pattern, and the effect - as my good friend Jennifer rightly pointed out on Facebook recently - really is reminiscent of a zen garden.
Sadly, these won't be staying with me. They're destined for my stepmum Margot, who loves handknit socks with a fiery passion and wears them with pride and gusto until they literally fall off her feet.
Happy Knitting Everyone! I've got a never-ending cardigan to work on...