For a while I felt I had lost my knitting mojo. Deadlines and non-stop stressful knit-related thoughts will do that to you! But now that I've got a little breathing space... the mojo has been creeping back and my fingers have been itching to sing with the needles once again. What better project to ease me back to knitting fitness than petiole? I love Miriam Pike's designs, and this one is my favorite so far. It's sophisticated and homey at the same time with a graphic quality that appeals to my design side and a leafy shape that appeals to my nature-loving side. What's not to like?
I'm making mine with one skein of Hazel Knits entice in Emerald City (how appropriate since Emerald City is one of the nicknames for Eugene - it looks a little more blue than it really is in this photo) and one skein of String Theory Caper in Avalon. Both of these yarns have a bit of cashmere in them and this is turning out to be one squishy, cushy, cozy shawl! I should be done right about the time the cool weather finally finds us this year. Can't wait to wear this baby!
The knitting is easy, fairly mindless, but with enough distractions so you don't have to poke your eyes out in screaming boredom. Perfect for getting your knitting chops back in shape. Thanks Miriam for helping me get my mojo back!