I hope dear Annie, of Knitsofacto fame, if you're reading, you'll forgive me using your newly coined term in my title but it does so perfectly describe that type of mindless repetitive knitting which can be so relaxing. It's a term that's already slotted seamlessly into my knitting vocabulary and I would imagine I'm not alone!
Grannie Patches Blanket I felt the need for something completely different. Something calm, relaxing, mindless and I don't know... palette cleansing.
So I choose Color Affection. I'm sure many of you will be familiar with the pattern as it's a firm favourite on the Ravelry pattern pages already. It's one that I found recently myself and it seemed like the perfect answer after all that frantic hooky, row after row of mindless knit stitch.
I'm sure many of you will be shuddering at the mere thought of such a thing and I can assure you there was a time when I would have been right there with you. I did fear that I would struggle with it. I thought I might become bored and restless and want to start other things... but surprisingly, I didn't. Not even once.
I loved it. It was exactly what the doctor had ordered and far from being a slow, dull process I found that it whooshed past at an alarming rate. Even those rows growing longer and longer with each and every increase just couldn't put me off. I even found myself wishing there was more to come as I reached the end. Wonders never cease.
I haven't really had the chance to wear this little beauty yet, as it's not really been cold enough to warrant it, but I adore very much already just from all the pleasure it's given me so far.
In fact, if I'm completely honest, I almost don't want to wear it yet as it looks so perfectly flat and shaped after it's blocking and the rippling folds look so neat and pretty that it almost seems a shame to mess with it's delightful unworn state.
PS Yarny details and such are on my Ravelry project page.