It’s strange to me now how I thought I could knit an XL sized tank top in one month–not because I’m entirely too busy to do so (which I am, but that’s besides the point) but because I am not and never have been a monogamous knitter.
I tried, I really did. The Clover Camisole is a great project. It’s simple enough with it’s rows and rows of stockinette stitch for me to just let my hands do all the work and let my mind wander and then it also has just enough interest with the lace panel to keep me from getting bored. But, after knitting one project for a week, I needed something….more.
Enter the Grey Gardens Turban from the Spring issue of Knitty…I love Entrelac. An Entrelac Scarf was one of the first projects I ever knit and finished from a pattern. I don’t even like scarf knitting that much, but I ended up making two scarfs because I loved the technique. So when an Entrelac Headband showed up on Knitty, I didn’t even think twice. I went into my closet, grabbed a ball of Knit Picks Chroma in the color-way Watercolor(which was gifted to me by the amazing awesome team at Knit Picks! Thanks guys!) and cast-on.
This is the first project I ever made with Chroma and it was a real joy to work with. The single-ply yarn was soft and cushy and the colors blended together beautifully. I wasn’t quite sure how it would knit up when I just looked at the wound-up ball, but I was pleasantly surprised. The color combinations were just perfect! And the pattern was incredibly fun as well. It was a nice break from the Clover Camisole and was impossible to put down. I don’t know why Entrelac is so addictive for me, but I can never stop at just one square. Perhaps it’s the constant change in technique. Whatever it is, this pattern is potato chip knitting at it’s best!
Overall, I managed to finish this head-piece in a full week. All that’s left to do is to block it and that’s that. For now, my little knitting affair with the Grey Garden’s Turban has come to an end and it’s back to a committed relationship with my KAL project. Although…I have a large shipment of Wool Roving that’s supposed to arrive today and I’ve had my eye on my favorite drop spindle these last few days….more on that later.