A change in scenery can be great for creativity and relaxing. I was staying with my grandfather, and I really had looked forward to lounging by the pool with my knitting, taking a dip every so often to cool off.
There was a lot of anticipation and preparation: I had a particular yarn with me, I chose a pattern (and printed it out), got a snack, and my phone, and my needles. I figured out the perfect time to go: after 2 o’clock, so the sun wouldn’t be scorching and I could find shade, and time for a shower before we met with my uncle, aunt, and cousin for dinner. I was setting myself up, laying out my materials and arranging my towel, finding the best position to get sun on my legs, but not burn my shoulders.
Looks nice, right?
I found the end of the yarn ball. My knitting needles were at the ready. Then I looked at my pattern, looking for the gauge, and stopped.
I had pored over patterns for hours, and finally picked one without noticing that it called for DK Sport weight yarn. The yarn I had found in my stash for my next sweater? The only yarn I had with me?
I even tried a swatch, just in case. No luck.
So I did the only thing I could do. I kept lounging, and went for a swim. And later, I’ll look for a pattern for the yarn I have and yarn for the pattern I have. Really, it’s hard to complain about a yarn mix-up when I have a lovely pool to swim in.
Back to relaxing!
What is your ideal scenery for knitting? Lounging by pool, cozying up by a fireplace?