Sometimes as a knitter, I cruise through projects like no one’s business. And sometimes, I don’t. Sometimes I cast-on 5 different projects with a single yarn, working each for a couple hours only to rip them back out. Sometimes when I find the ‘right’ pattern for the yarn, I start over another 5times to get it just the way I want it. Sometimes it takes a full week to get a project really moving forward.
That was the story of this week. This was my latest pair of socks Tuesday…
I’m happy to share that after all that fussing around, I am love this pattern and yarn combination and I am finally moving forward. I would rate Business Casual by Tanis LaVallee as addictive as Hermione’s Everday Socks. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to practice cabling without a cable needle. The yarn, the North by Northwest colorway on merino/nylon from Cloudlover Yarn & Fiber is simply rich and gorgeous. I’ve been having to use Instagram filters with it as most of my knitting has been taking place in the evening lately, but I will get a good natural light shot soon so you can share the awe with me at the beauty of this skein.
After a few days of what felt like one step forward and two steps back, I’m happy to be steadily moving forward again on another pair of beautiful socks. Sometimes it takes a little longer to get project moving in the right direction. Sometimes it takes some patience to find just the right pattern for the yarn. Sometimes it takes a few attempts before I’ve got the pattern moving just right. But you know what? It’s always worth the wait.