One thing I love to do is sit at a coffee shop (and have a coffee), knit, chat, and just enjoy the scenery. Since I’ve been off work for a while, I’ve had the luxury of doing just that more than usual. Today I had time to go by myself and put in a little time on my Drachenfels:
You might notice the skyr in the corner. Well, my mom recently took a trip to Iceland where she was introduced to the stuff. While she was in town, we discovered that they carry it at Whole Foods so I was able to experience it, too. If you’ve never tried it, I would suggest you get your hands on some as it’s really, really lovely. It tastes something like a cross between extra thick and creamy Greek yogurt and cream cheese. I’m glad it’s available here but I’d still like to go to Iceland!
I was able to make even more progress this evening:
It’s hard to see in the pic, but I’ve finished the initial part with the dotted lines and started the alternating color garter ridges. I’m still trying to decide exactly how to make this a four color pattern instead of a three color one, but I still have some time before I have to have it all figured out.
I am really, really loving this project. It’s miles and miles of garter stitch, which gets a little tedious, but I’m so excited about how the colors are going to work together that I don’t really mind. I can’t wait to see how it looks on!
In the meantime, things are slowly getting better. I’m getting treatment for my back injury, getting all the paperwork in so that I can return to work, and feeling pretty good. There’s still a lot hanging over my head, but I’m coping. The knitting might be helping with that. A lot.
I’m looking forward to the upcoming virtual sock knitting get together with Maggienesium, MrsKristyHoll, pkcacciola and others! This will be my first attempt at socks, so I’ve been starting to think about what pattern would be good. I have a few books on sock knitting and some patterns in mind, so I’ll poke through what I have and pick something out. This will shock no one, but I have plenty of sock yarn on hand!