For Historical Sew Monthly, the challenge this month is heroes. My project is one that I learned about from a blogger known as Koshka or Katherine.
From her I heard of the Canadian Cloud or nubia. So that was going to be my entry. I chose a dreadfully thin wool so it is taking FOREVER to get anywhere with it! 45 minutes per row! It will be a miracle if it is finished this year, never mind this month. On top of all that, I’m a bit bored with it. This is a common problem for me…which explains why I have probably 30 unfinished knitting projects.
My thrum mitts are on hold as well.
I have come to the conclusion that I have been far to generous with my thrum bits and not only would the mitts be far too fat, I will not have enough to finish. This means I need to rip out my progress, try to keep all the pieces from disintegrating and then make them smaller. That seems no fun. That sentiment = project on hold.
And I started a new project. I swear I didn’t buy this wool…a friend gave it to me! I didn’t break my “no buying wool (unless…)” rule!
The squares are knit on double point needles and the pattern reminds me of the bed cover I saw in one of our local house museums.
The squares on the above cover are larger so likely, they were made on regular needles and each square is made up of 4 triangles.
But, in spite of the fact that this project does not match any of the challenges and is not anything I actually need in my household or anything I could give as a gift, it is the thing I am most interested in doing. That is probably because each row is different so I don’t get bored and because once each square is done, I feel like I have finished a project…immediate gratification. Then I add it to the growing “Unnecessary Blanket”.Anyone else have this project ADD problem?