Garter stitch 4eva

I’m coming to the end of this glorious garter stitch knit. so relaxing, so soothing, so great for multi-tasking! It’s a variation on a theme, a re-imagining of my Cherry Blossom Wrapture from last spring. This one is a little more straightforward (fewer choices to make before knitting). I love these colors; I’m so glad I swapped out the pale pink for this deeper, more intense hue. I’m on the very last log, and then I have a lot of ends to sew in before blocking.

The current project has less lace, and is more ”arrow.” I’m hoping that the camellias will bloom in time for a photo shoot before I have to turn it in for Knit Picks IDP; it will be too early for cherry blossoms. It will all come out in March. I do love both wraps!

I’ve been reading (re-reading) The Overstory by Richard Powers while knitting. We’re discussing it for book group on Monday. I read it last year, so I’m doing a little skim/refresher. I do know I loved the book the first time through!

When this knit project is done, I’ll be working on a couple new design projects. I’m a pretty monogamous knitter, so I just can’t go there until I get this one done!

How many WIPs do you have? This is pretty much my only one!

6 responses to “Garter stitch 4eva

  1. How beautiful! I love the new color choices and all that gorgeous squishy garter stitch. I can tell that will be nice to wrap up in once it’s finished!

    I think I have about 15 WIPs at the moment. LOL. I am STILL not even done with holiday gift knitting (and my gift knits are small!). At the moment, I’ve finished the gifts for 3 out of 5 of my sister’s kids and am about halfway through the gift for the 4th.

    I am always late for just about everything, so I’m sure they understand, and I hope they’ll be happy to get what they get when they get it! (They’re not young kids, so they know this about me by now.) 😉

    I haven’t read The Overstory! I’ve heard good things about it, so I suppose I will put it on my to-read list!

    • I find I get too scattered and can’t concentrate if there are too many WIPs. I’m glad everyone gets to choose what works best for them!

      I loved the Overstory on the second read through, too. Now reading The Time of Our Singing by the same author…

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  2. I love the colors pink and green together and the hues you used. Nice job! It is very springy.
    I’m down to one WIP; I find I get too stressed out if I have more than one going. I tend to not enjoy the one I’m working on because I am thinking about the other I feel I should be working on! LOL, and it never ends. I’ll put “The Overstory” on my to check out list. Thank you!

  3. How do you store your wraps? Is this wrap made of wool? I live in the south and want to make more wraps (coats are rarely worn). I worry about moths. Thanks in advance. I have taken several of your classes via Vogue Knitting Live! You are fabulous.

    • Yes, this is superwash wool.

      I had a moth scare, so I’m super careful now. I’m storing my knits in plastic bags (1 or 2 gallon), inside plastic totes.

      It’s also good to wash your knits before putting them away for the season (if there is a season where you live), and to wear your knits often. Moths don’t like being disturbed; keep moving things around and inspecting them.

      Thanks for taking my classes! I love teaching via Zoom; everyone can see my hands at the same time!

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