It is not a race

I've got a few projects on the needles this week. I'm at a very happy place in my knitting right now where nothing I am working on is particularly pressing. I've got one completed sock (yarn is Hedgehog Fibres in "Havana") and I'll cast on for the second soon. It's the project that I'll carry around in my purse for waiting room knitting. The second project, that glorious shawl, is knit in Caterpillar Green's new self striping shawl yarn in the Peacock colourway and it is a total knock-out! I'm going to do my best to work on this sporadically when I need a few rows of stockinette stitch at the end of a busy day. This is the type of project that is tough to put down because you're so desperate to see the next colour shift, but at the same time the yarn is lovely to work with and the project is soothing and easy to knit, I want to savour it. I'm not going to lie, there is a good chance I race through the rest of the greens so I can feast my eyes on that amazing turquoise that's coming up soon, but I'm going to try and be patient with this one. Chris often sees me knitting furiously away on a project and asks "what's the rush?". The truth is I very rarely have an answer for him, I'm just a crazy, enthusiastic knitter and as soon as I cast on for a project I'm racing to finish it. You'd almost think that I don't love the knitting since I'm always in such a rush to get 'er done. So this shawl is my "for the love of knitting" project where I will not race but rather enjoy every stitch. 

I've got a few other projects to be cast on before the end of the week. That skein of Frost up there will become a hat for one of Rowan's friends on our street. Those little skeins of Iris, Pink Grapefruit and Natural are in the running to become a sample of a new mitten pattern I'm working on. 

So, watcha workin' on this Wednesday?