OK Roo, what’s going on?
That’s not your cardigan or a sock or a blanket, is it?
It looks suspiciously like a shawl…?
This is Vintage Fremont by Jami Brynildson. It is an asymmetric triangular shawl – not your usual “wingspan” style, but a long, pointy dangley shard of a drapey thing. Mostly garter stitch, it is worked in slices with wedges of lace at the wide end.
And it is a compulsive knit.
I cast this on last Monday and I over halfway done.
I might just sit down and crank out the rest today.
The yarn is salvaged from a failed design project: Skein Queen Flockly in the colour “Hollowgast”. It is soft and drapey in a deeply sinister grey / green which shifts murkily in daylight and creeps up on me from the shadows at night. And really it ought to freak me out in my high-pitched state of post-work-stress. Instead, it is my steampunk rebellion knitting. After the zombie apocalypse, when my workplace is just a mushroom cloud of asbestos dust, I will still be knitting in my rural idyll.
When I have finished this one (a gift), I want to knit another. And another.
Which is why there isn’t much progress to show on my second Arnulf sock
Or my Monte Rosa cardigan.
But it’s not going away. I still love it and enjoy the knitting of it.
I’ll get there.
After I save the world, obviously.