I love to knit. I always have a knitting project close by. Knitting makes me happy, relaxed and peaceful. I am always on the go and the feeling of yarn sliding through my fingers, the repetitive motions and the way yarn always knits up differently than I think it will, makes my heart sing.
But not always. Even great ideas can cause great frustration. As a knitter of 30+ years, I feel pretty confident that I know what I am doing. However, sometimes I can't count. To four. Sometimes I can't read my knitting. I know I am not alone. I see it all the time. A knitter will be happily going along and then there is the pause. The quick glance at her fingers. The pause again. A closer examination of the knitting. And that's when it happens...peace no longer!
In comes potato chip knitting. For me, this is a project I can knit in the dark at the movies. I can watch a hockey game and really answer the questions asked by my players (Mom, did you see that top shelf goal? - only answer to this, even if you were counting your stitches and missed it, is "Awesome effort, really tough shot!)
Cables, lace, colourwork - not potato chip knitting in my world. If it is in your world, WOW!
I love me a good stockinette sock, a striping shawl or even a quick hat in bulky yarn.
So where is this going? When I dyed up this month's Iris Gradient, 24 colours around the colour wheel starting with fuscia...total potato chip knitting. The colours do all the work.
I immediately cast on a new tubular scarf. It will be stripes, it will be awesome and it will go to many hockey games this season.
What is your favourite potato chip knitting project?