Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Spicing things up

Remember the movie 'Bend it Like Beckham'?

It's been a while since I've watched it, but I kind of want to pop the DVD in.  It's in my head because tonight at Tarka I decided to take a chance and instead of my beloved Chana Saag I tried Aloo Gobi.  Yum.

If I do watch the movie again, I'll definitely be able to knit at the same time, because my Affection-ite Color Affection shawl is the epitome of mindless knitting, and I love it.  After I make sure to drop and redo the YO after the first stitch, and then make a stitch, I can just knit knit knit along until a practically the end of the row.  By the end of the weekend, I was nearly done with the first block of solid color:

Of course, my cat Spice is always there to help me knit.  That's her in my lap, wondering what on Earth I could be doing that's possibly more important than petting her.  And why there is an intruder, a.k.a a shawl, invading her personal space.  These are the kinds of trials and tribulations that make cat life so hard.  No wonder she has to nap so much.

Anyway, no naps for me.  Now I have a triple digit stitch count on the shawl, so one row could probably get me through a girls' soccer training montage and then some.  And I'm officially striping:

I already know this won't be my last Color Affection.  I have yarn to make one for myself, and my mind is spinning with other possible color combinations.  One with a variegated yarn, perhaps?  And maybe I'll have a Vegetable Vindaloo next week.  My life is so wild and crazy.

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  1. Colour Affection has been on my 'to make' list for so long. As a fairly novice knitter, your description makes it sound like the kind of thing I could tackle ( pun intended!).

    Lovely colour. It really suits your cat! :D

  2. Lovely colours on your Colour Affection! I've only knit one, but it is definitely a pattern I would use again, since the colour possibilities are endless.

  3. Your cat is beautiful! Spice is such a cute name too!