I’m not a focused person. I start one project, get bored, then begin something else because it haunts my brain. So now I have several items in the works. I have finished a few things, but we’ll talk about those later. This is about works in progress. Even more so, those projects that are actually on my needles, not the two or three projects that are awaiting assembly. More on those later, too.
My favorite yarn right now is Homespun by Lion Brand. It’s not a fancy hand-dyed boutique yarn. But it is made in America. It’s fuzzy and nubby, and even the non-variegated colorways host are multi-hued. It comes in 2 thicknesses, or weights, bulky and super bulky. Which means projects finish quickly. Always a plus for the attention-span challenged like me.
First up is the “8 Hour Throw.” I’m not following the pattern exactly. It calls for size 50 circular needles (needed to hold 40 huge stitches). I already have a pair of straight size 35 needles and refuse to buy another pair of humongous needles. Instead, I’m making it in three strips, changing the number of rows to get the same approximate size. At the rate I’m going (only the first two colors of the first strip are done), I’ll be finished by next winter. Definitely not 8 hours!