Last week I extolled the virtues of simple stockinette. A week further into what appears to be endless stockinette (in fingering weight, I might add) finds me slightly less enthusiastic. I’ve been continuing on my sister’s trillian shawl, still loving the pattern and the awesome tardis inspired wool but I needed to mix things up a bit. I’d gotten to that awkward stage where I swear it’s no longer getting any longer. Add to that the taunting appeal of ysolda’s clues for the follow your arrow kal popping into my inbox and I caved to the cast on.
To be clear, there is good reason I enthuse over the simplicity of stockinette knitting. Most of my knitting happens after 10pm when my brain is starting to conk out. Two evenings of the first clue in the mystery shawl show sadly little progress thanks to my not so stellar pattern reading late at night. Despite knitting the wrong clue then the right clue with silly mistakes I will persevere.
Today I’ve pulled out the awesome cookbooks, Against All Grain, to thumb through. I’ve been following Danielle Walker’s blog and instagram for a while and love the recipes she shares. Although we’re not paleo or grain free, I’ll admit I do feel better when I limit grains and focus more on proteins. I’ve been particularly leaning away from grains at breakfast, easier now that we don’t do wheat (wahhhhh, I miss my bread). This book is a goldmine in that pursuit.
And now it’s late and of course time to make some mistakes, er, progress on my shawl.
joining Ginny for yarn along, better late than never