As my last few semesters of school wound down, I became obsessed with stripes. There hadn’t been much knitting during my two years at school and I needed something coveted and something simple. Two things fit the bill.
This Stripe Study Shawl was cast on knowing that I’d be traveling during my second internship, with ample car and airport time for long stretches of garter-mania.
I used a yarn that I bought years ago from SAFF is Asheville. The labels were long gone but I remember that it was a sport weight wool in natural colors from a small producer. The result is lightweight and spriongy…you really have to feel it in person. I can’t wait to wear it when the air cools.
The other stripey project I obsessed over came in the form of hats. I went on a bender and decided to knit up all of my Shelter yarn (and other woolly remnants) to make the perfect hat.
The result was a multitude of hats. Some stripe patterns worked better than others, some color combos were just meh, but the real point of all these hats was really just busy hands.
I was compelled, during those last few months of classes, to keep knitting no matter what. I have so many hats to show for it. It was odd, given that I had let months pass without picking up a single project. Now that school is finished (like, finished-finished) I’m thinking of starting a few big knitting projects, and thinking a lot about my knitting past and my photographic future.