Doin' What I'm Told
I was sitting in the yarn store yesterday after having just taught a class in the ol' Chalice Cable Handwarmers when Phyllis looked at me and said, "April, what are you doing?"
To which I replied (rather obviously I thought), "Sitting."
Phyllis then said, "But April, you can't just SIT in a yarn store. You have to knit. You're making me nervous."
Of course I always have some kind of knitting with me but yesterday all I had was the "Luna Math Shawl" (formerly known as the Luna Moth) and the handwarmers I'd just finished teaching. I have learned my lesson about knitting lace in public and I wasn't too keen on any more handwarmer knitting. I needed to do something simple, chatty knitting so to speak. Fortunately I had an assortment of Rowan Pure Wool DK yarn with me because I never travel without 12 balls of yarn so I didn't need to buy any more yarn (like that's ever stopped me). What could be more simple than the Baby Surprise Jacket?
Well simple if you understand Elizabeth Zimmerman-ese. Thankfully Gunilla was there to help me get started because I simply could not wrap my mind around this pattern. Maybe I was just tired, maybe there was too much going on in the store at the time or maybe I'm just stupid. I don't know but I seem to be heading in the right direction now. I hope.
Here we have another attempt to convince myself that I like to knit with lace weight yarn. This is Dream In Color's "Baby" in "Visual Purple." It's not working for me either so I think I'll put it up for Trade Or Sell on Ravelry. 700 yards of superwash Merino. It's a lovely color and I'm sure someone will enjoy knitting with it. Just not me.