Not just a line from the explosively popular show "Game of Thrones", winter truly is coming. And I'm behind on my knitting... again.
I'm currently involved in a knit-along (or KAL for the uninitiated) with a group of gals from the Ravelry website who are "Game of Thrones" fans. We choose three thematically appropriate items to knit and try to get them done by September 19th. I forget why that date is important. Hmm.
My three projects are the Clapo-ktus shawl, the Sylvi coat, and a Catkin shawl. I had intended to finish the Clapo-ktus for my class reunion dinner almost two weeks ago, but it took me about a week longer than anticipated. Mostly this was because I did not knit as much in the car on the way up there as I thought I would, nor did I knit as much sitting around visiting with my grandmother as I thought I would. That woman is close to 90 years old, and she never sits still.
I have about twice as much of the back done now as when this picture was taken. Bulky yarn is wonderful if you want something done fast! I love that leaf detailing. I have gotten past the first flower on the back, and I hope I am interpreting the directions properly about the flower petals. In the pictures they look much larger than the area that is marked for the picked up stitches.
I hauled the Catkin all the way to Minnesota and back, and I never once unzipped the bag. :/ The chart for that is just too intricate, and since I was using magnets to mark my place, I could just see jumping out of the car in Kansas for a rest stop and dropping something vital or losing my place by knocking the magnet askew. No thank you. I knit to DE-stress.