It’s all a flurry of activity here….not just the crafty kind.
First couple of days of school. Everyone’s energy is high. Fancy lunches, new lunch boxes, first violin lesson, first days at school with a new teacher and new class room….lots of firsts and lots of new’s….Everybody comes home with lots to tell. But these children are also tired. So tired that by 7.56pm, all is quiet…
Which is when my time starts, really. In the quietness of the evening, when is it still light and balmy. With a class of Pinot in one hand and a project on my lap. Oh no, scrap that….not rest yet. I am baking outrageously delicious oat cookies (seriously, that is what they are called) and writing up class lists and laundry lists for school instead….Its all new’s and firsts for me too….and I am infected by their enthusiasm for school.
But while I am doing that I am hopping around in blog land and I noticed a common theme tonight. Garter. The simplest of stitches, from where it all begins.
One could think I was setting a trend…one could assume I could not knit anything but garter. Well, I found 2 posts tonight proclaiming their love for the simple garter.
Tentenknits is proclaiming her love for a quick fix with a triangle garter scarf in Kogorashi from Noro.
Pintrest is full of gorgeous garter goodness…..
And Pickles is featuring the same triangle shawl in different combos but still in garter…..
The thing is…..while I like a more detailed and intricate pattern, I just love the accessibility of a simple garter pattern. It is a great way of quickly creating a funky accessory, adding personality to the wardrobe. It usually only requires 1 or 2 skeins of yarn, so you can justify splurging on that special yarn you have been lusting over. And you don’t need to a the master knitter to create something unique and gorgeous.
And for me it is the perfect project to pick up and drop several times a day, carry with me to school pick up or while I wait at the dentist (true, that’s what I did today…), or while the curry is cooking….
So, I say hurray for garter stitch and simplicity.