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inspired itch

The thing about my knitting hobby is that it really does run on inspiration. There are times when I’m inspired to work on a project and nothing can impede my progress. Other times, the inspiration disappears for a project, and it can languish in a drawer for months or years. The great part about this is I’ve been producing a fabulous stream of useful and beautiful knits. The bad part is, when I’ve got the inspired itch to start something new, I’m really bad at remembering to take “before” pictures of my handspun or fiber.

You’ll have to take my word for it. The yarn I spun from this roving was really pretty, and super soft. So much so, that I had to cast on for a second Milkweed scarf as soon as the yarn was spun. I had about 160 yards of heavy-worsted weight, in this nice tweedy long-stripe style, and there was no doubt about it: I was inspired to knit another Milkweed, and willing to jigger the charts around to make it work with my unusual yarn choice.

It took me less than 24 hours to knit. Even if you count spinning time, it’s still less than a week in the making. Does that sound like an addict, or what? I’m working on notes for my modifications to the pattern in case anyone else is similarly inspired, so I’ll be posting a little more detail about the charts here, hopefully by the end of the day. I’ll also follow up with some finished modeled pictures, and I have a feeling those are going to be great. I really love how this scarf turned out!