My apartment flooded. Which means I am temporarily homeless, and floating (pun intended) between couch surfing with friends and staying upstairs in my landlady’s portion of the house. To say the least, it is not ideal for a multitude of reasons. Not the least of which is that my knitting stuff (stash, needles, notions, etc.) is mostly in storage in the garage. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have a mini-meltdown the first day, but have since been taking it in stride and doing what I can to make the best of things. Keep calm and carry on, I believe is the saying?
Here’s an image of the apartment as it stands now; sans linoleum, carpeting, drywall and cabinets.
Now, back to the knitting. I am close to finishing several projects, but lacking the required notions. For example, I have to do the crochet scalloped edge on a baby blanket, but have…no crochet hooks. I want to work on my socks that are currently on the needles but seem to be missing…one of the 4 DPNs. I need to block a baby sweater but have…no apartment in which to do so. Problem.
SO. What is an intrepid knitter to do? Start something new, of course. I just happened to have a skein of Diamond Luxury Collection Footsie (420 metres, 75% wool, 25% polyamide) on hand. And I have my set of KnitPicks interchangeables. So instead of making socks of it, like I intended (again, missing DPNs), I’m going to make a shawl. The Holden Shawlette, actually. It will be my second of this pattern and I loved the first one immensely, but gave it away to a friend as a charity auction item. So. THIS one will be for me.
Here’s the first one, it’s a stunner:
The good thing about having work done to my apartment this week is that I will be away! Two dear friends are coming to visit tomorrow (!) and staying with me (in the landlady’s house–she’s so accommodating!) for a few days, after which we are road tripping around Ontario–Hamilton/Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal. I am beyond excited. We’re only a day away ;)