Inspired by Knit the Sky
(checked out from the library, it's a delightful book),
I've planned a few projects...
It's time to knit socks on the bus again.
I decided to alternate colorways each day. The stripe will measure whatever knitting on the sock that I do that day. I'm not going to worry about knitting every day, it's just the measure of whatever knitting I do that day. This was settled upon after I hopelessly tangled two balls of yarn in my work bag.
I did have a little help from Lola with the tangle.
Lola's also been helping in the garden. Here she is taking the compost out to bury.
(The tomato was one that I grew. Something ate a corner of it so I had picked it and put it on the walkway while I was tidying up a few other things.)
This project is intended to last the year.
My goal is to measure the difference between sunrise and the actual moment the sunlight comes through my east facing windows every Sunday morning. I'll knit one row for each minute. Today it was 54 minutes. Another way to make field notes visible.
The purple/red mix will be for the majority of the minutes and the yellow-green will mark the moment the sun comes through the window.
I'm starting with some Spincycle yarn (Slumbering Hearts and Greed). For days that it's gray and there is no measurable difference; I'll knit 30 rows of gray yarn that I will spin. Spincycle yarns work well with handspun, so this should work well. If this yarn doesn't take me through the year I'll probably spin yarn for the rest.
The pattern I decided on is "Candy Stripes Kerchief" from an issue of Interweave Knits (Holiday 2007), with a few modifications. It seems appropriate as I can do increases for half the year and decreases for the other half and it should work out. I may rework the amount of gray stripes depending on whether the scarf will be big enough.
And because there must be a name, it's my liminal scarf.
Liminal for thresholds and margins.